Warren County, Iowa

Warren County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 52,403.[1] The county seat is Indianola.[2]

Warren County
New courthouse under construction as of Dec 2021
New courthouse under construction as of Dec 2021
Map of Iowa highlighting Warren County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°20′N 93°34′W / 41.33°N 93.56°W / 41.33; -93.56
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1846
Named forJoseph Warren
SeatIndianola
Largest cityIndianola
Area
 • Total573 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land570 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Water3.5 sq mi (9 km2)  0.6%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total52,403
 • Density91/sq mi (35/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.warrencountyia.org

Warren County is included in the Des MoinesWest Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

HistoryEdit

Warren County was formed in 1846. It was named for General Joseph Warren, a hero in the American Revolutionary War.[4] The present Warren County Court House was opened in 1939.[5]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 573 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) (0.6%) is water.[6]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850961
186010,281969.8%
187017,98074.9%
188019,5788.9%
189018,269−6.7%
190020,37611.5%
191018,194−10.7%
192018,047−0.8%
193017,700−1.9%
194017,6950.0%
195017,7580.4%
196020,82917.3%
197027,43231.7%
198034,87827.1%
199036,0333.3%
200040,67112.9%
201046,22513.7%
202052,40313.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2018[11]
 
Population of Warren County from US census data

2020 censusEdit

The 2020 census recorded a population of 52,403 in the county, with a population density of 91.7049/sq mi (35.4075/km2). 95.46% of the population reported being of one race. 89.46% were non-Hispanic White, 0.87% were Black, 3.16% were Hispanic, 0.19% were Native American, 0.73% were Asian, 0.04% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 5.55% were some other race or more than one race. There were 20,857 housing units, of which 19,616 were occupied.[1]

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 census recorded a population of 46,225 in the county, with a population density of 80.8638/sq mi (31.2217/km2). There were 18,371 housing units, of which 17,262 were occupied.[12]

2000 censusEdit

 
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Warren County

At the 2000 census there were 40,671 people, 14,708 households, and 11,207 families in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (27/km2). There were 15,289 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.08% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.08%.[13] were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 14,708 households 37.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% were non-families. 19.90% of households were one person and 8.70% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 27.00% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median household income was $50,349 and the median family income was $56,344. Males had a median income of $36,983 versus $26,768 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,558. About 3.70% of families and 5.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Warren County has sixteen townships:[14]

Population rankingEdit

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Warren County.[1]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Des Moines (mostly in Polk County) City 214,133
2 West Des Moines (partially in Dallas and Polk Counties) City 68,723
3 Indianola City 15,833
4 Norwalk (partially in Polk County) City 12,799
5 Carlisle (partially in Polk County) City 4,160
6 Milo City 778
7 Hartford City 733
8 New Virginia City 498
9 Cumming City 436
10 Martensdale City 421
11 Lacona City 345
12 Ackworth City 115
13 St. Marys City 108
14 Spring Hill City 68
15 Sandyville City 58
16 Bevington (partially in Madison County) City 57

PoliticsEdit

United States presidential election results for Warren County, Iowa[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 17,782 57.29% 12,574 40.51% 683 2.20%
2016 14,814 54.26% 10,411 38.14% 2,075 7.60%
2012 13,052 50.06% 12,551 48.14% 469 1.80%
2008 12,144 48.79% 12,299 49.42% 446 1.79%
2004 12,160 52.75% 10,730 46.54% 163 0.71%
2000 9,621 48.95% 9,521 48.45% 511 2.60%
1996 6,905 39.52% 9,120 52.20% 1,447 8.28%
1992 7,242 37.80% 8,612 44.95% 3,303 17.24%
1988 6,424 39.82% 9,627 59.68% 80 0.50%
1984 8,277 49.95% 8,171 49.31% 122 0.74%
1980 7,360 47.43% 6,610 42.59% 1,549 9.98%
1976 6,099 43.23% 7,653 54.25% 356 2.52%
1972 7,332 57.26% 5,143 40.17% 329 2.57%
1968 5,619 50.30% 4,613 41.29% 939 8.41%
1964 3,679 35.54% 6,639 64.14% 33 0.32%
1960 6,013 59.25% 4,136 40.75% 0 0.00%
1956 5,430 59.19% 3,729 40.65% 15 0.16%
1952 5,911 65.55% 3,042 33.74% 64 0.71%
1948 3,876 50.97% 3,481 45.77% 248 3.26%
1944 4,266 55.83% 3,319 43.44% 56 0.73%
1940 5,016 56.21% 3,856 43.21% 51 0.57%
1936 4,642 52.72% 4,011 45.55% 152 1.73%
1932 3,725 50.28% 3,542 47.81% 141 1.90%
1928 5,294 69.74% 2,239 29.50% 58 0.76%
1924 4,683 62.08% 1,274 16.89% 1,586 21.03%
1920 5,323 70.51% 2,066 27.37% 160 2.12%
1916 2,182 52.21% 1,910 45.70% 87 2.08%
1912 1,386 34.21% 1,396 34.46% 1,269 31.33%
1908 2,589 58.59% 1,645 37.23% 185 4.19%
1904 2,938 66.20% 1,191 26.84% 309 6.96%
1900 2,966 59.15% 1,876 37.42% 172 3.43%
1896 2,826 55.27% 2,214 43.30% 73 1.43%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 14, 2006. Retrieved July 21, 2006.
  4. ^ Warren County Archived October 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Warren County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2011.
  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 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved June 18, 2011.[dead link]
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ "Warren County, Iowa, United States - Overview - Histopolis". www.histopolis.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 28, 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Beatty, Jerry K. Patriotism, Courage, & Sacrifice: Warren County's Response to WW II (Indianola: Warren County Historical Society, 2017). 401 pp online review

External linksEdit


Coordinates: 41°20′N 93°34′W / 41.33°N 93.56°W / 41.33; -93.56