Floyd County, Iowa facts for kids
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Courthouse in Charles City with Veterans Memorial in front
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Charles Floyd|
|Largest city||Charles City|
|• Total||501 sq mi (1,300 km2)|
|• Land||501 sq mi (1,300 km2)|
|• Water||0.8 sq mi (2 km2) 0.1%|
|• Density||31.19/sq mi (12.043/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Floyd County was established in 1854 and was named for Sgt. Charles Floyd of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who died in 1804 near what is now Sioux City, Iowa, and who was the only member thereof to die on the Expedition.
The first school in the county was taught at Nora Springs in 1854. The second was opened at Charles City, the third at Floyd. Twelve years later there were 54 schools in the county, in September, 1875, there were 100 school-houses in Floyd County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 501 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 501 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.
- Mitchell County (north)
- Chickasaw County (east)
- Butler County (south)
- Cerro Gordo County (west)
- Howard County (northeast)
- Bremer County (southeast)
- Franklin County (southwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 15,627 in the county, with a population density of 31.1337/sq mi (12.0208/km2). 96.21% of the population reported being of one race. 86.67% were non-Hispanic White, 2.68% were Black, 3.52% were Hispanic, 0.21% were Native American, 1.89% were Asian, 0.08% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.95% were some other race or more than one race. There were 7,314 housing units of which 6,674 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 16,303 in the county, with a population density of 32.567/sq mi (12.574/km2). There were 7,526 housing units, of which 6,886 were occupied.
Floyd County is divided into twelve townships:
- Pleasant Grove
- Rock Grove
- Saint Charles
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Floyd County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|1||† Charles City||City||7,652|
|2||Nashua (mostly in Chickasaw County)||City||1,663|
|3||Nora Springs (partially in Cerro Gordo County)||City||1,431|
|4||Greene (mostly in Butler County)||City||1,130|
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