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Bremer County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Bremer County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Waverly
Largest City Waverly
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

439 sq mi (1,137 km²)
435 sq mi (1,127 km²)
3.9 sq mi (10 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

24,276
56/sq mi (22/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.bremer.ia.us
Named for: Fredrika Bremer
Waverly iowa
Waverly

Bremer County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,276. Its county seat is Waverly. The county was named for Fredrika Bremer, a Swedish traveler, poet, and author.

Bremer County is included in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 439 square miles (1,140 km2), of which 435 square miles (1,130 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2) (0.9%) is water. It is intersected by the Cedar and Wapsipinicon rivers.

Major highways

  • US 63 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 63
  • US 218 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 218
  • Iowa 3.svg Iowa Highway 3
  • Iowa 27.svg Iowa Highway 27
  • Iowa 93.svg Iowa Highway 93
  • Iowa 188.svg Iowa Highway 188

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,915
1870 12,528 154.9%
1880 14,081 12.4%
1890 14,630 3.9%
1900 16,305 11.4%
1910 15,843 −2.8%
1920 16,728 5.6%
1930 17,046 1.9%
1940 17,932 5.2%
1950 18,884 5.3%
1960 21,108 11.8%
1970 22,737 7.7%
1980 24,820 9.2%
1990 22,813 −8.1%
2000 23,325 2.2%
2010 24,276 4.1%
Est. 2015 24,722 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 24,276 in the county, with a population density of 55.42/sq mi (21.40/km2). There were 9,915 housing units, of which 9,385 were occupied.

2000 census

USA Bremer County, Iowa age pyramid
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Bremer County

As of the census of 2000, there were 23,325 people, 8,860 households, and 6,326 families residing in the county. The population density was 53 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 9,337 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,860 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 12.00% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,826, and the median income for a family was $50,299. Males had a median income of $34,212 versus $22,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,199. About 2.90% of families and 5.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.20% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

The Bremer County Fair is held at the county fairgrounds in Waverly every year in early August. It celebrated its 135th year in August 2010. Attractions include livestock and craft exhibitions, truck and tractor pulls, commercial and local exhibits, and various contests, performances, and concerts.

The Bremer County Court House, which opened in 1937, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

  • Klinger
  • Siegel
  • Stinktion
  • Waverly Junction

Townships

Bremer County is divided into fourteen townships:

  • Dayton
  • Douglas
  • Franklin
  • Frederika
  • Fremont
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lafayette
  • Le Roy
  • Maxfield
  • Polk
  • Sumner No. 2
  • Warren
  • Washington

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Bremer County.

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Waverly City 9,874
2 Sumner (partially in Fayette County) City 2,028
3 Denver City 1,780
4 Tripoli City 1,313
5 Janesville (partially in Black Hawk County) City 930
6 Readlyn City 808
7 Plainfield City 436
8 Frederika City 183

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