Louisa County, Iowa facts for kids
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Louisa County Courthouse in Wapello
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|• Total||418 sq mi (1,080 km2)|
|• Land||402 sq mi (1,040 km2)|
|• Water||16 sq mi (40 km2) 3.8%|
|• Density||25.93/sq mi (10.010/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Louisa County is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Louisa County was formed on December 7, 1836 as a part of Wisconsin Territory. Two theories have been offered for the origins of its name: one is that it was named after Louisa Massey, who was very well known in the area at the time because she avenged the murder of her brother when she shot the party responsible; the other is that it was named after Louisa County, Virginia. Louisa County became a part of Iowa Territory upon its formation on July 4, 1838.
The first courthouse was a simple wood-framed building. In 1840, a second courthouse, measuring 40' x 20' (about 12 x 6 m), was constructed of stone. In 1854, a third structure was built. The courthouse used today was erected in 1928.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 402 square miles (1,040 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (3.8%) is water. Its eastern border is adjacent to the Mississippi River.
- Johnson County (northwest)
- Muscatine County (north)
- Rock Island County, Illinois (northeast)
- Mercer County, Illinois (east)
- Des Moines County (south)
- Henry County (southwest)
- Washington County (west)
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 10,837 in the county, with a population density of 25.9886/sq mi (10.0343/km2). 92.94% of the population reported being of one race. 65.57% were non-Hispanic White, 0.72% were Black, 15.95% were Hispanic, 0.50% were Native American, 2.49% were Asian, 0.00% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 14.77% were some other race or more than one race. There were 4,712 housing units, of which 4,180 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 11,387 in the county, with a population density of 28.3315/sq mi (10.9389/km2). There were 5,002 housing units, of which 4,346 were occupied.
- Columbus City
- Elm Grove
- Morning Sun
- Port Louisa
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Louisa County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
In Spanish: Condado de Louisa (Iowa) para niños
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