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Dallas County, Iowa
Dallas County
Dallas County Court House in Adel
Map of Iowa highlighting Dallas 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°40?58?N 94°02?06?W / 41.682777777778°N 94.035°W / 41.682777777778; -94.035
Country
State Iowa
FoundedJanuary 13, 1846
Named forGeorge M. Dallas
SeatAdel
Largest cityWaukee
Area
 o Total592 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 o Land588 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 o Water3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  0.5%
Population
 o Total66,135
 o Estimate 
(2018)
90,180
 o Density110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 66,135.[1] Its county seat is Adel.[2] The county was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States under James K. Polk, the namesake of neighboring Polk County.

Dallas County is included in the Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

History

The land that now forms Dallas County was ceded by the Sac and Fox nation to the United States in a treaty signed on October 11, 1842.

On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Indiana Territory authorized the creation of twelve counties in the Iowa Territory,[4] with general descriptions of their boundaries.[5] Dallas County's name referred to United States Vice President George M. Dallas, who served from 1845 to 1849.

In 1847 the county residents voted to designate Penoch as the county seat (the name was changed to Adel in 1849). The county's population grew rapidly, with settlers coming to claim homesteads. By 1870, the population had crossed the 12,000 mark.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 588 square miles (1,520 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.5%) is water.[6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 66,135 in the county, with a population density of 112.7698/sq mi (43.5407/km2). There were 27,260 housing units, of which 25,240 were occupied.[13]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Dallas County

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 40,750 people, 15,584 households, and 11,173 families in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 16,529 housing units at an average density of 28 per square  mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.75% White, 0.74% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.79% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 5.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 15,584 households, 37.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 23.60% of households were one person and 8.20% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

The age distribution was 28.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median household income was $48,528 and the median family income was $58,293. Males had a median income of $37,243 versus $27,026 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,970. About 4.00% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.10% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

? partly in Polk County

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Dallas County.[15]

+ county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 West Des Moines (mostly in Polk County) City 56,609
2 Urbandale (partially in Polk County) City 39,463
3 Clive (partially in Polk County) City 15,447
4 Waukee City 13,790
5 Grimes (mostly in Polk County) City 8,246
6 Perry City 7,702
7 + Adel City 3,682
8 Dallas Center City 1,623
9 Granger (partially in Polk County) City 1,244
10 De Soto City 1,050
11 Woodward City 1,024
12 Van Meter City 1,016
13 Redfield City 835
14 Dexter City 611
15 Minburn City 365
16 Linden City 199
17 Dawson City 131
18 Bouton City 129

Politics

Prior to 1932, Dallas County was strongly Republican in presidential elections. From 1932 to 1996, it was a swing county, having a Republican lean until 1960 & a Democratic lean from 1964 to 1996, especially after 1980. Since 2000, it has been consistently Republican, though no Republican Presidential candidate has won over 60% of the vote nor has a Democrat not won less than 40% since then.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 50.6% 19,339 41.1% 15,701 8.4% 3,212
2012 55.1% 20,988 43.5% 16,576 1.5% 552
2008 51.9% 16,954 46.4% 15,149 1.7% 540
2004 57.8% 15,183 41.5% 10,917 0.7% 193
2000 53.3% 10,306 44.3% 8,561 2.4% 463
1996 41.5% 6,647 50.1% 8,017 8.4% 1,346
1992 37.6% 5,587 44.1% 6,554 18.3% 2,720
1988 39.1% 4,858 60.4% 7,501 0.5% 60
1984 47.9% 6,080 51.7% 6,564 0.5% 63
1980 48.6% 6,296 41.0% 5,310 10.5% 1,358
1976 43.3% 5,308 54.9% 6,722 1.8% 217
1972 53.7% 6,143 44.5% 5,085 1.8% 208
1968 49.2% 5,549 44.9% 5,062 6.0% 676
1964 33.4% 3,763 66.1% 7,447 0.5% 52
1960 53.9% 6,566 46.0% 5,597 0.1% 13
1956 56.1% 6,619 43.9% 5,185 0.0% 2
1952 63.5% 8,008 35.7% 4,501 0.8% 101
1948 44.5% 4,810 52.3% 5,661 3.2% 348
1944 49.8% 5,413 48.9% 5,316 1.2% 135
1940 49.2% 6,218 49.7% 6,279 1.0% 131
1936 45.5% 5,442 53.0% 6,341 1.6% 190
1932 47.0% 4,516 50.9% 4,887 2.2% 208
1928 69.7% 7,294 29.7% 3,108 0.6% 58
1924 62.0% 6,359 9.1% 933 28.9% 2,969
1920 70.6% 6,677 27.3% 2,577 2.1% 200
1916 52.4% 2,900 45.1% 2,495 2.6% 143
1912 34.8% 1,825 32.7% 1,718 32.5% 1,706
1908 59.9% 3,132 35.8% 1,871 4.3% 222
1904 70.0% 3,499 23.2% 1,159 6.8% 341
1900 62.4% 3,601 33.6% 1,940 4.1% 234
1896 57.9% 3,326 40.3% 2,316 1.8% 105

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 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 2006.
  4. ^ The counties were Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marshall, Polk, Story, Warren, and Wayne.
  5. ^ The History of Polk County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Union Historical Co. 1880. pp. 419, 425.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". US Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ Dallas County, Iowa Google Maps (accessed 20 August 2018)
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". US Census Bureau - American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011.[dead link]
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008.
  15. ^ "2010 Census". Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018.

External links

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