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Grundy County, Iowa

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Grundy County
Grundy County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Grundy County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°24′06″N 92°47′15″W / 42.401666666667°N 92.7875°W / 42.401666666667; -92.7875
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1851
Named forFelix Grundy
SeatGrundy Center
Largest cityGrundy Center
Area
 • Total502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Land502 sq mi (1,300 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.01%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total12,329
 • Density25/sq mi (9.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.grundycountyiowa.gov

Grundy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. At the 2020 census, the population was 12,329. The county seat is Grundy Center. The county is named for Felix Grundy, former U.S. Attorney General.

Grundy County is included in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Grundy County was formed on January 15, 1851, and became self-governing in 1856. It was named after Felix Grundy of Tennessee, a statesman, Senator, member of the House of Representatives and Attorney General under President James K. Polk.

The first courthouse was built in 1861. The wooden, two-story building contained a courtroom, but was used for other purposes, including housing the office of the sheriff, county treasurer, the judge, as well as a chamber for the jury. The cornerstone for a second courthouse was laid on November 11, 1891.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 502 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.01%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1860793
18706,399706.9%
188012,63997.5%
189013,2154.6%
190013,7574.1%
191013,574−1.3%
192014,4206.2%
193014,133−2.0%
194013,518−4.4%
195013,7221.5%
196014,1323.0%
197014,119−0.1%
198014,3661.7%
199012,029−16.3%
200012,3692.8%
201012,4530.7%
202012,329−1.0%
2023 (est.)12,3840.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2018
Population of Grundy County from US census data

2020 census

2022 US Census population pyramid for Grundy County from ACS 5-year estimates

The 2020 census recorded a population of 12,329 in the county, with a population density of 24.5631/sq mi (9.4839/km2). 96.97% of the population reported being of one race. 94.83% were non-Hispanic White, 0.40% were Black, 1.18% were Hispanic, 0.08% were Native American, 0.19% were Asian, 0.00% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 3.33% were some other race or more than one race. There were 5,465 housing units, of which 5,069 were occupied.

2010 census

The 2010 census recorded a population of 12,453 in the county, with a population density of 24.7816/sq mi (9.5682/km2). There were 5,530 housing units, of which 5,131 were occupied.

2000 census

At the 2000 census, there were 12,369 people, 4,984 households and 3,583 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 inhabitants per square mile (9.7/km2). There were 5,304 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.97% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,984 households, of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

25.20% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median household income was $39,396,] and the median family income was $46,627. Males had a median income of $32,006 and females $22,003. The per capita income was $19,142. About 3.30% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.60% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Townships

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Grundy County.

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Grundy Center City 2,796
2 Reinbeck City 1,662
3 Dike City 1,304
4 Conrad City 1,093
5 Wellsburg City 720
6 Holland City 269
7 Stout City 191
8 Beaman City 161
9 Morrison City 98

Politics

Grundy County has long been one of the most consistently Republican counties in Iowa. The county has only voted for a candidate of a different party four times since the county was founded in 1851. The first occasion was in 1912, when former Republican Theodore Roosevelt won the county as the Progressive candidate. During his two landslide victories of 1932 and 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first Democrat to win Grundy County in its history. The final time a non-Republican candidate carried the county was in 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson won in a nationwide landslide. No Democratic candidate has ever received more than 60% of the vote in the county, and in the last twenty elections (beginning in 1944), the Republican obtained at least 60% of the vote in fifteen of them, and the Republicans have hit at least 65% in nine of the twenty elections in that span.

United States presidential election results for Grundy County, Iowa
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 4,929 67.74% 2,206 30.32% 141 1.94%
2016 4,527 65.88% 1,856 27.01% 489 7.12%
2012 4,215 60.54% 2,635 37.85% 112 1.61%
2008 3,945 57.77% 2,790 40.86% 94 1.38%
2004 4,429 64.67% 2,386 34.84% 34 0.50%
2000 3,851 63.02% 2,139 35.00% 121 1.98%
1996 2,928 51.49% 2,322 40.83% 437 7.68%
1992 3,160 51.33% 1,895 30.78% 1,101 17.88%
1988 3,433 60.42% 2,211 38.91% 38 0.67%
1984 4,527 69.45% 1,915 29.38% 76 1.17%
1980 4,644 66.10% 1,869 26.60% 513 7.30%
1976 4,173 62.66% 2,410 36.19% 77 1.16%
1972 4,706 71.03% 1,844 27.83% 75 1.13%
1968 4,866 71.14% 1,675 24.49% 299 4.37%
1964 3,215 47.22% 3,582 52.61% 11 0.16%
1960 4,989 69.62% 2,174 30.34% 3 0.04%
1956 4,915 71.99% 1,908 27.95% 4 0.06%
1952 5,652 78.98% 1,483 20.72% 21 0.29%
1948 3,154 55.85% 2,344 41.51% 149 2.64%
1944 3,625 62.14% 2,191 37.56% 18 0.31%
1940 3,908 58.56% 2,745 41.13% 21 0.31%
1936 2,656 39.62% 3,918 58.45% 129 1.92%
1932 2,419 39.44% 3,661 59.68% 54 0.88%
1928 3,671 69.03% 1,620 30.46% 27 0.51%
1924 3,322 57.84% 615 10.71% 1,806 31.45%
1920 4,662 85.82% 714 13.14% 56 1.03%
1916 2,127 67.23% 1,015 32.08% 22 0.70%
1912 421 13.60% 1,149 37.12% 1,525 49.27%
1908 1,861 61.77% 1,105 36.67% 47 1.56%
1904 2,021 66.55% 938 30.89% 78 2.57%
1900 2,025 61.79% 1,203 36.71% 49 1.50%
1896 1,894 60.36% 1,206 38.43% 38 1.21%

See also

References

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