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Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowamarker. As of 2000, the population was 40,750. Its county seat is Adelmarker. It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk. Dallas County is one of the five counties that make up the Des MoinesmarkerWest Des Moinesmarker Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Dallas County was formed in 1846. It was named after the US Vice President George Mifflin Dallas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,533 km²), of which 586 square miles (1,519 km²) is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) (0.89%) is water.

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2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dallas County.

As of the census of 2000, there were 40,750 people, 15,584 households, and 11,173 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 16,529 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.75% White, 0.74% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 5.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,584 households out of which 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,528, and the median income for a family was $58,293. Males had a median income of $37,243 versus $27,026 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,970. About 4.00% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.



‡ Cities mostly in Polk County


Dallas County is divided into these townships:

Unincorporated community

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