Delaware County, Iowa facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Named for||State of Delaware|
|• Total||579 sq mi (1,500 km2)|
|• Land||578 sq mi (1,500 km2)|
|• Water||1.2 sq mi (3 km2) 0.2%|
|• Density||30.204/sq mi (11.662/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 17,488. The county seat is Manchester. The county takes its name after the U.S. state of Delaware.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 578 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.2%) is water. It has a rough hilly surface.
- Buchanan County (west)
- Clayton County (north)
- Dubuque County (east)
- Fayette County (northwest)
- Jones County (southeast)
- Linn County (southwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 17,488 in the county, with a population density of 30.1958/sq mi (11.6587/km2). 97.75% of the population reported being of one race. 94.60% were non-Hispanic White, 0.70% were Black, 1.40% were Hispanic, 0.29% were Native American, 0.27% were Asian, 0.01% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 2.74% were some other race or more than one race. There were 8,100 housing units of which 7,141 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 17,764 in the county, with a population density of 30.7415/sq mi (11.8694/km2). There were 8,028 housing units, of which 7,062 were occupied.
Delaware County is divided into these townships:
- Coffins Grove
- Hazel Green
- Honey Creek
- South Fork
- North Fork
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Delaware County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|2||Dyersville (mostly in Dubuque County)||City||4,058|
|3||Edgewood (partially in Clayton County)||City||864|
In Spanish: Condado de Delaware (Iowa) para niños
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