Kossuth County, Iowa facts for kids
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Kossuth County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Founded||January 15, 1851|
|Named for||Lajos Kossuth|
|• Total||974 sq mi (2,520 km2)|
|• Land||973 sq mi (2,520 km2)|
|• Water||1.6 sq mi (4 km2) 0.2%%|
|• Density||16/sq mi (6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Kossuth County was founded on January 15, 1851. It was named after Lajos Kossuth, Regent-President of Hungary who went to exile to America following the war of independence of Hungary from Austria. The county was enlarged northward in 1857 by the inclusion of the former Bancroft County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 974 square miles (2,520 km2), of which 973 square miles (2,520 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is Iowa's largest county by area.
- Martin County, Minnesota (north)
- Faribault County, Minnesota (north)
- Winnebago County (northeast)
- Hancock County (southeast)
- Humboldt County (south)
- Palo Alto County (southwest)
- Emmet County (northwest)
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2010 census recorded a population of 15,543 in the county, with a population density of 15.9741/sq mi (6.1676/km2). There were 7,486 housing units, of which 6,697 were occupied.
- Lotts Creek
- Lu Verne
- Plum Creek
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Kossuth County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|2||West Bend (mostly in Palo Alto County)||City||785|
|10||Lu Verne (partially in Humboldt County)||City||261|
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