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

501 sq mi (1,298 km²)
501 sq mi (1,298 km²)
0.8 sq mi (2 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

16,303
33/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.floydcoia.org
Named for: Charles Floyd

Floyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,303. The county seat is Charles City.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • US 18.svg U.S. Highway 18
  • US 218 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 218
  • Iowa 14.svg Iowa Highway 14
  • Iowa 27.svg Iowa Highway 27

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,744
1870 10,768 187.6%
1880 14,677 36.3%
1890 15,424 5.1%
1900 17,754 15.1%
1910 17,119 −3.6%
1920 18,860 10.2%
1930 19,524 3.5%
1940 20,169 3.3%
1950 21,505 6.6%
1960 21,102 −1.9%
1970 19,860 −5.9%
1980 19,597 −1.3%
1990 17,058 −13.0%
2000 16,900 −0.9%
2010 16,303 −3.5%
Est. 2015 15,960 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

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.

2000 census

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

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,900 people, 6,828 households, and 4,711 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,317 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,828 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,237, and the median income for a family was $41,133. Males had a median income of $30,285 versus $20,867 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,091. About 6.50% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Floyd County is divided into twelve townships:

  • Cedar
  • Floyd
  • Niles
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Riverton
  • Rock Grove
  • Rockford
  • Rudd
  • Saint Charles
  • Scott
  • Ulster
  • Union

Population ranking

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
5 Rockford City 860
6 Rudd City 369
7 Floyd City 335
8 Marble Rock City 307
9 Colwell City 73
10 Roseville CDP 49
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