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Page County, Iowa
Map
Map of Iowa highlighting Page County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 24, 1847
Seat Clarinda
Largest City Clarinda
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

535 sq mi (1,386 km²)
535 sq mi (1,386 km²)
0.5 sq mi (1 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

15,932
30/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.page.ia.us

Page County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,932. The county seat is Clarinda. The county is named in honor of Captain John Page of the 4th U.S. Infantry, who was mortally wounded in the battle of Palo Alto.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,390 km2), of which 535 square miles (1,390 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 71.svg U.S. Highway 71
  • Iowa 2.svg Iowa Highway 2
  • US 59.svg U.S. Highway 59
  • Iowa 48.svg Iowa Highway 48

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 551
1860 4,419 702.0%
1870 9,975 125.7%
1880 19,667 97.2%
1890 21,341 8.5%
1900 24,187 13.3%
1910 24,002 −0.8%
1920 24,137 0.6%
1930 25,904 7.3%
1940 24,887 −3.9%
1950 23,921 −3.9%
1960 21,023 −12.1%
1970 18,537 −11.8%
1980 19,063 2.8%
1990 16,870 −11.5%
2000 16,976 0.6%
2010 15,932 −6.1%
Est. 2015 15,527 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 15,932 in the county, with a population density of 29.7895/sq mi (11.5018/km2). There were 7,181 housing units, of which 6,393 were occupied.

2000 census

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

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,976 people, 6,708 households, and 4,460 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 7,302 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.11% White, 1.66% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,708 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,466, and the median income for a family was $42,446. Males had a median income of $32,549 versus $21,526 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,670. About 8.10% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Amity
  • Buchanan
  • Colfax
  • Douglas
  • East River
  • Fremont
  • Grant
  • Harlan
  • Lincoln
  • Morton
  • Nebraska
  • Nodaway
  • Pierce
  • Tarkio
  • Valley
  • Washington

Population ranking

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Clarinda City 5,572
2 Shenandoah (partially in Fremont County) City 5,150
3 Essex City 798
4 College Springs City 214
5 Coin City 193
6 Shambaugh City 191
7 Braddyville City 159
8 Yorktown City 85
9 Northboro City 58
10 Blanchard City 38
11 Hepburn City 23

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