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Woodbury County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowamarker. As of 2000, the population was 103,877. Its county seat is Sioux Citymarker . It is the only Iowa county in the four-county Sioux City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Originally established in 1851 as Wahkaw County, the Iowa Legislature in 1853 changed the name to Woodbury County in honor of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), a senator and Governor of New Hampshire who served as a Supreme Courtmarker justice from 1844 until his death.

The first county seat of Wahkaw County was the now-extinct village of Thompsonville; when the Legislature changed the county name to Woodbury, the new county seat became Sergeant's Bluff (now Sergeant Bluffmarker). The county seat was moved to Sioux City in 1856. [14337]

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk) also owns reservation land in Woodbury County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 877 square miles (2,272 km²), of which 873 square miles (2,260 km²) is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) (0.55%) is water.

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Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Woodbury County.


As of the census of 2000, there were 103,877 people, 39,151 households, and 26,426 families residing in the county. The population density was 119 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 41,394 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.48% White, 2.02% Black or African American, 1.69% Native American, 2.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.37% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 9.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 39,151 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.90% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.50% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,509, and the median income for a family was $46,499. Males had a median income of $31,664 versus $22,599 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,771. About 7.20% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

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References

Further reading

  • Lensch, R.A. (2006). Soil survey of Woodbury County, Iowa. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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