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Ida County
Ida County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Ida County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
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Country  United States
State  Iowa
Founded January 15, 1851
Seat Ida Grove
Largest city Ida Grove
Area
 • Total 432 sq mi (1,120 km2)
 • Land 432 sq mi (1,120 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 7,005
 • Density 16.215/sq mi (6.261/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

Ida County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census the population was 7,005, making it the state's eighth-least populous county. The county seat is Ida Grove. The county was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in January 1851 as a packet of projected counties in unorganized territory of western Iowa. It was named after Ida Smith, the first child of European immigrants to be born in this region.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 432 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 432 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 43
1870 226 425.6%
1880 4,382 1,838.9%
1890 10,705 144.3%
1900 12,327 15.2%
1910 11,296 −8.4%
1920 11,689 3.5%
1930 11,933 2.1%
1940 11,047 −7.4%
1950 10,697 −3.2%
1960 10,269 −4.0%
1970 9,283 −9.6%
1980 8,908 −4.0%
1990 8,365 −6.1%
2000 7,837 −6.3%
2010 7,089 −9.5%
2020 7,005 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2018
IdaCountyIowaPop2020
Population of Ida County from US census data

2020 census

The 2020 census recorded a population of 7,005 in the county, with a population density of 16.1990/sq mi (6.2545/km2). 97.32% of the population reported being of one race. 91.46% were non-Hispanic White, 0.44% were Black, 3.64% were Hispanic, 0.06% were Native American, 0.31% were Asian, 0.16% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 3.93% were some other race or more than one race. There were 3,352 housing units, of which 2,940 were occupied.

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,089 in the county, with a population density of 16.4207/sq mi (6.3401/km2). There were 3,426 housing units, of which 3,052 were occupied.

Communities

Population ranking

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Ida Grove City 2,142
2 Holstein City 1,396
3 Battle Creek City 713
4 Galva City 434
5 Arthur City 206
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