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Fremont County
Fremont County Courthouse
Fremont County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Fremont County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
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Iowa's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Founded 1847
Named for John C. Fremont
Seat Sidney
Largest city Hamburg
Area
 • Total 517 sq mi (1,340 km2)
 • Land 511 sq mi (1,320 km2)
 • Water 5.5 sq mi (14 km2)  1.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 6,605
 • Density 12.776/sq mi (4.933/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 3rd

Fremont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census the population was 6,605, making it the state's seventh-least populous county. The county seat is Sidney. The county was formed in 1847 and named for the military officer John C. Fremont.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 517 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 511 square miles (1,320 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km2) (1.1%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,244
1860 5,074 307.9%
1870 11,174 120.2%
1880 17,652 58.0%
1890 16,842 −4.6%
1900 18,546 10.1%
1910 15,623 −15.8%
1920 15,447 −1.1%
1930 15,533 0.6%
1940 14,645 −5.7%
1950 12,323 −15.9%
1960 10,282 −16.6%
1970 9,282 −9.7%
1980 9,401 1.3%
1990 8,226 −12.5%
2000 8,010 −2.6%
2010 7,441 −7.1%
2020 6,605 −11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2018
FremontCountyIowaPop2020
Population of Fremont County from US census data

2020 census

The 2020 census recorded a population of 6,605 in the county, with a population density of 12.7663/sq mi (4.9291/km2). 95.65% of the population reported being of one race. 91.01% were non-Hispanic White, 0.17% were Black, 2.88% were Hispanic, 0.29% were Native American, 0.17% were Asian, 0.08% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 5.42% were some other race or more than one race. There were 3,110 housing units, of which 2,720 were occupied.

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,441 in the county, with a population density of 14.5599/sq mi (5.6216/km2). There were 3,431 housing units, of which 3,064 were occupied.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated places

Townships

Fremont County is divided into thirteen townships:

  • Benton
  • Fisher
  • Green
  • Locust Grove
  • Madison
  • Monroe
  • Prairie
  • Riverside
  • Riverton
  • Scott
  • Sidney
  • Walnut
  • Washington

Population ranking

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Shenandoah (partially in Page County) City 5,150
2 Hamburg City 1,187
3 Sidney City 1,138
4 Tabor (partially in Mills County) City 1,040
5 Farragut City 485
6 Riverton City 304
7 Thurman City 229
8 Randolph City 168
9 Percival CDP 87
10 Imogene City 72
11 Anderson CDP 65
12 Bartlett CDP 50
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