Page County, Iowa

Page County, Iowa

Page County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is named in honor of Captain John Page of the 4th U.S. Infantry, who was mortally wounded in the battle of Palo Alto. As of 2000, the population is 16,976. Its county seat is Clarinda.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,387 km²), of which, 535 square miles (1,385 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.10%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,976 people, 6,708 households, and 4,460 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 7,302 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.11% White, 1.66% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,708 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,466, and the median income for a family was $42,446. Males had a median income of $32,549 versus $21,526 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,670. About 8.10% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

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