Harrison County
Harrison County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Harrison 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′56″N 95°49′27″W / 41.682222222222°N 95.824166666667°W / 41.682222222222; -95.824166666667
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1851
Named forWilliam Henry Harrison
SeatLogan
Largest cityMissouri Valley
Area
 • Total702 sq mi (1,820 km2)
 • Land697 sq mi (1,810 km2)
 • Water4.8 sq mi (12 km2)  0.7%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total14,582
 • Density21/sq mi (8.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.harrisoncountyia.org

Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 14,582.[1] The county seat is Logan.[2] The county was formed in 1851.[3] It was named for ninth US President William Henry Harrison.[4]

Harrison County is included in the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 702 square miles (1,820 km2), of which 697 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (0.7%) is water.[6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18603,621
18708,931146.6%
188016,64986.4%
189021,35628.3%
190025,59719.9%
191023,162−9.5%
192024,4885.7%
193024,8971.7%
194022,767−8.6%
195019,560−14.1%
196017,600−10.0%
197016,240−7.7%
198016,3480.7%
199014,730−9.9%
200015,6666.4%
201014,928−4.7%
202014,582−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2018[11]
Population of Harrison County from US census data
Population of Harrison County from US census data

2020 census

The 2020 census recorded a population of 14,582 in the county, with a population density of 20.7512/sq mi (8.01209/km2). 96.78% of the population reported being of one race. 93.46% were non-Hispanic White, 0.19% were Black, 2.01% were Hispanic, 0.20% were Native American, 0.34% were Asian, 0.02% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 3.78% were some other race or more than one race. There were 6,665 housing units, of which 5,951 were occupied.[1]

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 14,928 in the county, with a population density of 21.4261/sq mi (8.2727/km2). There were 6,731 housing units, of which 5,987 were occupied.[12]

2000 census

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 15,666 people, 6,115 households, and 4,304 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km2). There were 6,602 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.69% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,115 households, out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.30% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,141, and the median income for a family was $44,586. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,662. About 5.00% of families and 7.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Harrison County
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Harrison County

Census Designated Places and Unincorporated Towns

Population ranking

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

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Missouri Valley City 2,678
2 Woodbine City 1,625
3 Logan City 1,397
4 Dunlap (partially in Crawford County) City 1,038 (1,038 total)
5 Mondamin City 339
6 Persia City 297
7 Modale City 273
8 Pisgah City 249
9 Magnolia City 190
10 Little Sioux City 166
11 California Junction CDP 74
12 River Sioux CDP 42

Politics

Harrison County is strongly Republican in presidential elections. Only seven Democratic Party candidates have won the county from 1880 to the present, the most recent of which being Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

United States presidential election results for Harrison County, Iowa[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 5,569 68.29% 2,440 29.92% 146 1.79%
2016 4,902 65.67% 2,131 28.55% 432 5.79%
2012 4,065 55.52% 3,136 42.83% 121 1.65%
2008 3,909 51.55% 3,555 46.88% 119 1.57%
2004 4,680 60.94% 2,906 37.84% 94 1.22%
2000 3,802 58.11% 2,551 38.99% 190 2.90%
1996 3,070 47.04% 2,576 39.47% 881 13.50%
1992 2,763 40.23% 2,349 34.20% 1,756 25.57%
1988 3,108 51.57% 2,883 47.83% 36 0.60%
1984 4,352 63.24% 2,495 36.25% 35 0.51%
1980 4,502 63.83% 2,152 30.51% 399 5.66%
1976 3,489 51.38% 3,228 47.54% 73 1.08%
1972 4,721 65.83% 2,369 33.04% 81 1.13%
1968 3,867 56.66% 2,410 35.31% 548 8.03%
1964 3,203 41.13% 4,575 58.75% 9 0.12%
1960 4,940 57.70% 3,613 42.20% 9 0.11%
1956 5,209 58.30% 3,709 41.51% 17 0.19%
1952 5,972 63.76% 3,370 35.98% 24 0.26%
1948 4,341 48.15% 4,608 51.11% 67 0.74%
1944 5,059 54.35% 4,201 45.13% 49 0.53%
1940 6,094 53.33% 5,317 46.53% 17 0.15%
1936 5,314 45.50% 6,206 53.14% 158 1.35%
1932 3,513 31.91% 7,427 67.47% 68 0.62%
1928 5,605 55.79% 4,406 43.86% 35 0.35%
1924 5,062 51.01% 3,179 32.03% 1,683 16.96%
1920 6,127 62.89% 3,479 35.71% 136 1.40%
1916 2,610 45.88% 2,932 51.54% 147 2.58%
1912 1,528 28.72% 2,157 40.54% 1,636 30.75%
1908 2,914 52.40% 2,425 43.61% 222 3.99%
1904 3,364 62.05% 1,696 31.29% 361 6.66%
1900 3,303 52.50% 2,837 45.10% 151 2.40%
1896 2,839 46.48% 3,214 52.62% 55 0.90%


See also

References

  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. ^ "History of Harrison County". Archived from the original on March 18, 2008. Retrieved January 20, 2008.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 150.
  5. ^ 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.
  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 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau - American FactFinder. Retrieved May 13, 2011.[dead link]
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ a b c "Harrison County, Iowa". www.harrisoncountyia.org. Retrieved July 6, 2021.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 26, 2018.

Coordinates: 41°40′56″N 95°49′27″W / 41.68222°N 95.82417°W / 41.68222; -95.82417