Davis County, Iowa

Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 9,110.[2] The county seat is Bloomfield.[3]

Davis County
Davis County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Davis County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°44′40″N 92°24′48″W / 40.744444444444°N 92.413333333333°W / 40.744444444444; -92.413333333333
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1843
Named forGarrett Davis
SeatBloomfield
Largest cityBloomfield
Area
 • Total505 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Land502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2)  0.5%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total9,110
 • Estimate 
(2021)[1]
9,138
 • Density18/sq mi (7.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.daviscountyiowa.org

Davis County is included in the Ottumwa, IA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Davis County was named in honor of Garrett Davis, a Congressman from Kentucky from March 4, 1839, till March 3, 1847, and later a US Senator from Kentucky.[4][5]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 505 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 502 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) (0.5%) is water.[6]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18507,264
186013,76489.5%
187015,56513.1%
188016,4685.8%
189015,258−7.3%
190015,6202.4%
191013,315−14.8%
192012,574−5.6%
193011,150−11.3%
194011,136−0.1%
19509,959−10.6%
19609,199−7.6%
19708,207−10.8%
19809,10410.9%
19908,312−8.7%
20008,5412.8%
20108,7532.5%
20209,1104.1%
2021 (est.)9,1380.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2018[11]
 
Population of Davis County from US census data

2020 censusEdit

The 2020 census recorded a population of 9,110 in the county, with a population density of 18.011/sq mi (6.954/km2). 97.49% of the population reported being of one race. 94.98% were non-Hispanic White, 0.09% were Black, 1.58% were Hispanic, 0.12% were Native American, 0.16% were Asian, 0.00% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 3.06% were some other race or more than one race. There were 3,579 housing units of which 3,258 were occupied.[2]

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 census recorded a population of 8,753 in the county, with a population density of 17.3947/sq mi (6.7161/km2). There were 3,600 housing units, of which 3,201 were occupied.[12]

2000 censusEdit

 
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Davis County

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 8,541 people, 3,207 households, and 2,286 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 3,530 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.35% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.4% of the population speak either German or Pennsylvania German at home.[14]

There were 3,207 households, out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,864, and the median income for a family was $40,982. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $21,726 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,127. About 9.00% of families and 11.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 12.80% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Davis County is divided into these townships:

Population rankingEdit

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Davis County.[2]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Bloomfield City 2,682
2 Pulaski City 264
3 Drakesville City 164
4 Floris City 116

Notable peopleEdit

PoliticsEdit

United States presidential election results for Davis County, Iowa[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 3,032 73.92% 1,013 24.70% 57 1.39%
2016 2,723 70.14% 977 25.17% 182 4.69%
2012 2,138 56.67% 1,520 40.29% 115 3.05%
2008 2,029 53.14% 1,680 44.00% 109 2.85%
2004 2,148 54.82% 1,731 44.18% 39 1.00%
2000 1,956 52.05% 1,691 45.00% 111 2.95%
1996 1,445 38.44% 1,894 50.39% 420 11.17%
1992 1,344 33.26% 1,962 48.55% 735 18.19%
1988 1,563 40.61% 2,246 58.35% 40 1.04%
1984 1,956 46.77% 2,187 52.30% 39 0.93%
1980 2,003 50.97% 1,689 42.98% 238 6.06%
1976 1,631 39.50% 2,426 58.76% 72 1.74%
1972 2,287 54.61% 1,806 43.12% 95 2.27%
1968 2,016 47.12% 1,904 44.51% 358 8.37%
1964 1,424 32.35% 2,966 67.38% 12 0.27%
1960 2,641 53.36% 2,303 46.53% 5 0.10%
1956 2,661 51.88% 2,458 47.92% 10 0.19%
1952 3,195 58.14% 2,283 41.55% 17 0.31%
1948 2,276 42.90% 2,982 56.21% 47 0.89%
1944 2,559 48.12% 2,727 51.28% 32 0.60%
1940 2,975 46.65% 3,374 52.91% 28 0.44%
1936 2,815 44.59% 3,463 54.86% 35 0.55%
1932 1,757 33.82% 3,351 64.50% 87 1.67%
1928 3,097 54.52% 2,559 45.04% 25 0.44%
1924 2,804 48.76% 1,802 31.33% 1,145 19.91%
1920 3,117 56.31% 2,353 42.51% 65 1.17%
1916 1,476 44.14% 1,811 54.16% 57 1.70%
1912 1,184 38.63% 1,453 47.41% 428 13.96%
1908 1,484 44.98% 1,749 53.02% 66 2.00%
1904 1,722 50.92% 1,533 45.33% 127 3.76%
1900 1,656 42.76% 2,155 55.64% 62 1.60%
1896 1,652 40.87% 2,367 58.56% 23 0.57%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "QuickFacts: Davis County, Iowa". Census.gov. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Profile for Davis County, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 101.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved May 7, 2011.[dead link]
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ "Find US, State, Region, or Division language statistics". MLA Language Map Data Center. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  15. ^ "PICKLER, John Alfred, (1844 - 1910)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 25, 2018.

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Coordinates: 40°44′40″N 92°24′48″W / 40.74444°N 92.41333°W / 40.74444; -92.41333