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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
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Founded 1847
Named for John C. Fremont
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
 (2010)
 • Total 7,441
 • Density 15/sq mi (6/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 2010 census, the population was 7,441. 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.

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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%
Est. 2015 6,906 −7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

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.

2000 census

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

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,010 people, 3,199 households, and 2,242 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,514 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.01% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 2.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,199 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,345, and the median income for a family was $46,547. Males had a median income of $30,822 versus $23,003 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,081. About 6.50% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 10.70% of those age 65 or over.

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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