Worth County, Iowa facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Named for||William Jenkins Worth|
|• Total||402 sq mi (1,040 km2)|
|• Land||400 sq mi (1,000 km2)|
|• Water||1.8 sq mi (5 km2) 0.5%|
|• Density||18.515/sq mi (7.149/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 7,443. The county seat is Northwood. The county was founded in 1851 and named for Major General William Jenkins Worth (1794–1849), an officer in both the Seminole War and the Mexican–American War.
Worth County is part of the Mason City, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 400 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (0.5%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Iowa by land area and third-smallest by total area.
- Freeborn County, Minnesota (north)
- Mower County, Minnesota (northeast)
- Mitchell County (east)
- Cerro Gordo County (south)
- Winnebago County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 7,443 in the county, with a population density of 18.5359/sq mi (7.1568/km2). 96.49% of the population reported being of one race. 91.76% were non-Hispanic White, 0.81% were Black, 2.83% were Hispanic, 0.11% were Native American, 0.43% were Asian, 0.01% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.04% were some other race or more than one race. There were 3,480 housing units, of which 3,127 were occupied.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 7,598 in the county, with a population density of 18.9950/sq mi (7.3340/km2). There were 3,548 housing units, of which 3,172 were occupied.
- Deer Creek
- Silver Lake
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Worth County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
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