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Davis County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Davis County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1843
Seat Bloomfield
Largest City Bloomfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

505 sq mi (1,308 km²)
502 sq mi (1,300 km²)
2.7 sq mi (7 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,753
17/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.daviscountyiowa.org
Named for: Garrett Davis

Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,753. The county seat is Bloomfield.

Davis County is included in the Ottumwa, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Davis County was named in honor of Garrett Davis, a Congressman from Kentucky from March 4, 1839, till March 3, 1847, and later a US Senator from Kentucky.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 505 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 502 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 63.svg U.S. Highway 63
  • Iowa 2.svg Iowa Highway 2
  • Iowa 202.svg Iowa Highway 202

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 7,264
1860 13,764 89.5%
1870 15,565 13.1%
1880 16,468 5.8%
1890 15,258 −7.3%
1900 15,620 2.4%
1910 13,315 −14.8%
1920 12,574 −5.6%
1930 11,150 −11.3%
1940 11,136 −0.1%
1950 9,959 −10.6%
1960 9,199 −7.6%
1970 8,207 −10.8%
1980 9,104 10.9%
1990 8,312 −8.7%
2000 8,541 2.8%
2010 8,753 2.5%
Est. 2015 8,769 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2014

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 8,753 in the county, with a population density of 17.3947/sq mi (6.7161/km2). There were 3,600 housing units, of which 3,201 were occupied.

2000 census

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

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,541 people, 3,207 households, and 2,286 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 3,530 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.35% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.4% of the population speak either German or Pennsylvania German at home.

There were 3,207 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,864, and the median income for a family was $40,982. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $21,726 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,127. About 9.00% of families and 11.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated community

Townships

Davis County is divided into these townships:

  • Cleveland
  • Drakesville
  • Fabius
  • Fox River
  • Grove
  • Lick Creek
  • Marion
  • Perry
  • Prairie
  • Roscoe
  • Salt Creek
  • Soap Creek
  • Union
  • West Grove
  • Wyacondah

Population ranking

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Bloomfield City 2,640
2 Pulaski City 260
3 Drakesville City 184
4 Floris City 138

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