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Jackson County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Maquoketa
Largest City Maquoketa
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

650 sq mi (1,683 km²)
6,969 sq mi (18,050 km²)
69 sq mi (179 km²), 69.69%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

19,444
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.jackson.ia.us
Named for: Andrew Jackson

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,848. The county seat is Maquoketa.

History

The county was formed on December 21, 1837 and named after US President Andrew Jackson.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 636 square miles (1,650 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.1%) is water. Its eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River.

Major highways

  • US 52 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 52
  • US 61 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 61
  • US 67 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 67
  • Iowa 62.svg Iowa Highway 62
  • Iowa 64.svg Iowa Highway 64

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge (part)
  • Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (part)

State protected areas

  • Maquoketa Caves State Park
  • Bellevue State Park

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 7,210
1860 18,493 156.5%
1870 22,619 22.3%
1880 23,771 5.1%
1890 22,771 −4.2%
1900 23,615 3.7%
1910 21,258 −10.0%
1920 19,931 −6.2%
1930 18,481 −7.3%
1940 19,181 3.8%
1950 18,622 −2.9%
1960 20,754 11.4%
1970 20,839 0.4%
1980 22,503 8.0%
1990 19,950 −11.3%
2000 20,296 1.7%
2010 19,848 −2.2%
Est. 2015 19,444 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 19,848 in the county, with a population density of 31.2031/sq mi (12.0476/km2). There were 9,415 housing units, of which 8,289 were occupied.

2000 census

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

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,296 people, 8,078 households, and 5,589 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,949 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.96% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,078 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,529, and the median income for a family was $42,526. Males had a median income of $29,334 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,329. About 7.70% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

  • Alma
  • Amoy
  • America
  • Bridgeport
  • Brookfield
  • Buckhorn
  • Canton
  • Carrollport
  • Centerville
  • Charleston
  • Charkstown
  • Cobb
  • Coloma
  • Copper Creek
  • Cottonville
  • Crabb
  • Crabb's Mill
  • Crabbtown
  • Deventersville
  • Duggan
  • Duke
  • Emeline
  • Fremont
  • Fulton
  • Gordon's Ferry
  • Hickory Grove
  • Higginsport
  • Hugo
  • Hurstville
  • Fairfield
  • Farmers Creek
  • Franklin
  • Iron Hill
  • East Iron Hills
  • Isabel
  • Lainsville
  • Lowell
  • Millrock
  • Mount Algor
  • Nashville
  • New Castle
  • New Rochester
  • North Maquoketa
  • Otter Creek
  • Ozark
  • Pass
  • Prairie Springs
  • Rolley
  • Silsbee
  • Smiths Ferry
  • Springfield
  • Spruce Mills
  • Sterling
  • Sullivan
  • Summer Hill
  • Sylva
  • Tetes des Morts
  • Union Center
  • Van Buren
  • Wagonersburgh
  • Waterford
  • Wickliffe

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Townships

Jackson County is divided into 18 townships:

  • Bellevue
  • Brandon
  • Butler
  • Fairfield
  • Farmers Creek
  • Iowa
  • Jackson
  • Maquoketa
  • Monmouth
  • Otter Creek
  • Perry
  • Prairie Springs
  • Richland
  • South Fork
  • Tete Des Morts
  • Union
  • Van Buren
  • Washington

Population ranking

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Maquoketa City 6,141
2 Bellevue City 2,191
3 Preston City 1,012
4 Sabula City 576
5 Miles City 445
6 Andrew City 434
7 La Motte City 260
8 Monmouth City 153
9 Springbrook City 144
10 St. Donatus City 135
11 Baldwin City 109
12 Zwingle (partially in Dubuque County) City 91
13 Spragueville City 81

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