Scott County, Iowa
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Scott County, Iowa
Scott County, Iowa Courthouse 2012.JPG
Seal of Scott County, Iowa
Seal
Map of Iowa highlighting Scott County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for Winfield Scott
Seat Davenport
Largest city Davenport
Area
 o Total 468 sq mi (1,212 km2)
 o Land 458 sq mi (1,186 km2)
 o Water 10 sq mi (26 km2), 2.2%
Population
 o (2010) 165,224
 o Density 361/sq mi (139/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.scottcountyiowa.com

Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 165,224,[1] making it the third-most populous county in Iowa. The county seat is Davenport.[2]

Scott County is included in the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.[3]

History

The newly redesigned courthouse entrance

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 the town of Rockingham (which ceased to exist in 1847). The area was fully surveyed in 1837, and the county was established by the Wisconsin territorial legislature in that same year. Scott County is named for General Winfield Scott,[4] 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, Moline and East Moline (in Illinois).

The present Scott County Courthouse was completed in 1955 and expanded along with the jail in 2007.[5][6] The old section of the Scott County Jail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[7]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 468 square miles (1,210 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,190 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (2.2%) is water.[8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

The US Census Bureau estimated Scott County's population at 170,385 in 2013, fourth fastest-growing out of Iowa's 99 counties after Dallas County, Iowa, a Western suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, Johnson County, Iowa, Polk County, Iowa, and followed by Warren County, Iowa being the top five.[14]

2010 census

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.[15]

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Scott County

As of the census[16] 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.

Age spread: 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.

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 45.4% 39,149 46.9% 40,440 7.7% 6,631
2012 42.4% 38,251 56.1% 50,652 1.5% 1,360
2008 42.1% 36,365 56.6% 48,927 1.3% 1,086
2004 48.3% 39,958 50.9% 42,122 0.8% 642
2000 46.5% 32,801 50.8% 35,857 2.7% 1,910
1996 41.0% 26,751 50.1% 32,694 8.8% 5,757
1992 38.6% 28,844 45.2% 33,765 16.1% 12,053
1988 47.0% 31,025 52.1% 34,415 0.9% 595
1984 53.4% 38,034 45.7% 32,550 0.9% 628
1980 51.1% 34,701 38.9% 26,391 10.1% 6,834
1976 53.1% 35,021 45.2% 29,771 1.7% 1,148
1972 57.4% 34,135 40.1% 23,810 2.5% 1,510
1968 46.9% 25,783 44.7% 24,596 8.4% 4,639
1964 38.1% 19,488 61.7% 31,526 0.2% 84
1960 54.5% 27,617 45.4% 23,004 0.1% 50
1956 59.4% 27,965 40.3% 18,969 0.4% 170
1952 61.9% 29,719 37.1% 17,807 1.0% 500
1948 49.4% 16,842 48.9% 16,661 1.7% 578
1944 48.6% 18,015 51.1% 18,962 0.3% 104
1940 46.7% 18,504 53.0% 20,996 0.3% 130
1936 37.2% 12,691 60.7% 20,737 2.1% 717
1932 43.8% 14,218 52.0% 16,887 4.2% 1,350
1928 56.5% 16,974 43.1% 12,942 0.5% 142
1924 60.3% 18,360 14.3% 4,347 25.4% 7,731
1920 58.8% 16,233 19.8% 5,473 21.4% 5,925
1916 56.4% 8,329 35.3% 5,212 8.3% 1,229
1912 11.5% 1,568 41.2% 5,632 47.4% 6,479[18]
1908 50.8% 6,845 43.3% 5,845 5.9% 799
1904 52.0% 6,789 37.7% 4,931 10.3% 1,346
1900 52.1% 6,327 42.4% 5,157 5.5% 671
1896 58.7% 6,419 36.9% 4,032 4.4% 479

Scott county was traditionally a Republican county, but has trended Democratic in the last three decades.

Communities

Scott County Administration Building

Cities

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

Townships

Former township

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Scott County.[19]

+ county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 + Davenport City 99,685
2 Bettendorf City 33,217
3 Eldridge City 5,651
4 Le Claire City 3,765
5 Park View CDP 2,389
6 Durant (partially in Cedar and Muscatine Counties) City 1,832
7 Walcott (partially in Muscatine County) City 1,629
8 Blue Grass (partially in Muscatine County) City 1,452
9 Buffalo City 1,270
10 Princeton City 886
11 Long Grove City 808
12 Riverdale City 405
13 Donahue City 346
14 McCausland City 291
15 Dixon City 247
16 Maysville City 176
17 New Liberty City 137
18 Panorama Park City 129
19 Desmond Acres City 97

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved . 
  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 2006-05-14. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Scott County, Iowa
  5. ^ "Scott County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Allemeier, Scott. "Scott County opens new jail to the public". Quad-City Times (November 16, 2007). Retrieved . 
  7. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2014. 
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014. 
  14. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. March 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  15. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  18. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 4,977 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 1,444 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 58 votes.
  19. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/

External links

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