Keokuk County, Iowa facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Founded||17 February 1843|
|Named for||Keokuk (Sauk leader)|
|• Total||580 sq mi (1,500 km2)|
|• Land||579 sq mi (1,500 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (2 km2) 0.1%|
|• Density||17.30/sq mi (6.68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional district||[[Iowa's 2nd congressional district|2nd]]|
Keokuk County was formed in 1837. It was named for the eponymous chief of the Sac Indians, who advocated peace with the white settlers. In May 1843, the county opened for public settlement and was self-governed from 1844. Previously it was governed by Washington County. After a debate lasting a few years for the location for the county seat, the right went to Sigourney in 1856.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 580 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 579 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.
- Poweshiek County (northwest)
- Iowa County (north)
- Washington County (east)
- Jefferson County (southeast)
- Wapello County (southwest)
- Mahaska County (west)
|US Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 10,033 in the county, with a population density of 17.3236/sq mi (6.6887/km2). 96.81% of the population reported being of one race. 93.01% were non-Hispanic White, 0.51% were Black, 2.14% were Hispanic, 0.15% were Native American, 0.16% were Asian, 0.00% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.03% were some other race or more than one race. There were 4,654 housing units, of which 4,174 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,511 in the county, with a population density of 18.1478/sq mi (7.0069/km2). There were 4,931 housing units, of which 4,408 were occupied.
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Keokuk County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|2||North English (mostly in Iowa County)||City||1,041|
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