Scott County, Iowa
|Scott County, Iowa|
Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Named for||General Winfield Scott|
468.17 sq mi (1,213 km²)
457.93 sq mi (1,186 km²)
10.24 sq mi (27 km²), 2.19%
361/sq mi (139/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 168,799 as of the 2012 Census estimate and increase of 2.2% from the 2010 census which was at 165,224. The county seat is Davenport.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 468.17 square miles (1,212.6 km2), of which 457.93 square miles (1,186.0 km2) (or 97.81%) is land and 10.24 square miles (26.5 km2) (or 2.19%) is water.
The first American settlement in the area now known as Scott County was Clark's Ferry or Clark's Landing (now Buffalo) in 1833. Other early towns included Davenport (now the county seat and largest city) and Rockingham (which ceased to exist in 1847). The area was fully surveyed in 1837, and the county was established by the Wisconsin legislature in that same year. Scott County is named for General Winfield Scott, who was the presiding officer at the signing of the peace treaty ending the Black Hawk War.
By 1900 the population of the county was 51,500, and by 1950 it was over 100,000. Scott County now comprises part of the Quad City region, which includes the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf (in Iowa) and Rock Island and Moline (in Illinois).
The present Scott County Courthouse was completed in 1955 and expanded along with the jail in 2007. The old section of the Scott County Jail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
The 2010 census recorded a population of 165,224 in the county, with a population density of 360.806/sq mi (139.3081/km2). There were 71,835 housing units, of which 66,765 were occupied.
As of the census of 2000, there were 158,668 people, 62,334 households, and 41,888 families residing in the county. The population density was 346 people per square mile (134/km²). There were 65,649 housing units at an average density of 143 per square mile (55/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.54% White, 6.11% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 4.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 62,334 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% were non-families. 26.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $42,701, and the median income for a family was $52,045. Males had a median income of $38,985 versus $25,456 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,310. About 7.70% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.
Present-day Townships: (listed in order from North to South, beginning at the West)
Former Townships: (listed in order from North to South, beginning at the West)
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- Scott County, Iowa
- "Scott County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- Allemeier, Scott. "Scott County opens new jail to the public". Quad-City Times (November 16, 2007). Retrieved 2011-02-10.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
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