Fremont County, Iowa

Infobox U.S. County
county = Fremont County
state = Iowa


seallink =


map size = 250
founded = 1847
seat = Sidney
largest city =
area_total_sq_mi = 517
area_total_km2 = 1338
area_land_sq_mi = 511
area_land_km2 = 1324
area_water_sq_mi = 6
area_water_km2 = 15
area percentage = 1.10%
census yr = 2000
pop = 8010
density_sq_mi = 16
density_km2 = 6
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset= -5
footnotes =
web = |

Fremont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 8,010. Its county seat is Sidney.GR|6

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 517 square miles (1,338 km²), of which, 511 square miles (1,324 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.10%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Mills County (north)
*Page County (east)
*Atchison County, Missouri (south)
*Otoe County, Nebraska (southwest)
*Cass County, Nebraska (northwest)

History

Fremont County was formed in 1847. It was named for the military officer John C. Fremont. [ [http://www.iowacounties.org/About%20Us/AboutCoGov/County%20Pages/Fremont.htm Fremont County ] ]

Demographics

USCensusPop
1900= 18546
1910= 15623
1920= 15447
1930= 15533
1940= 14645
1950= 12323
1960= 10282
1970= 9282
1980= 9401
1990= 8226
2000= 8010
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ia190090.txt IA Counties 1900-1990]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,010 people, 3,199 households, and 2,242 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,514 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.01% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 2.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,199 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,345, and the median income for a family was $46,547. Males had a median income of $30,822 versus $23,003 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,081. About 6.50% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns


*Farragut
*Hamburg
*Imogene

*Randolph
*Riverton

*Shenandoah (part)
*Sidney

*Tabor
*Thurman

Notes

External links

* [http://www.co.fremont.ia.us Fremont County website]


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