Black Hawk County, Iowa

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Black Hawk County is a county located in the northeastern part of U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 128,012, making it the fourth largest county in population in the state. The majority of the county's population resides in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls urbanized area. Waterloo, the county seat, is located approximately 65 miles (105 km) east of I-35 at the intersection of U.S. Highways 20, 63 and 218. The city of Cedar Falls is located approximately eight miles west of Waterloo.

Black Hawk County is one of the three counties that make up the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,481.5 km2), of which 567 square miles (1,468.5 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.84%) is water.

The Cedar River roughly divides the county in half from the northwest to the southeast corner. The land is mostly level since much of it is on the river's flood plain.

Major highways

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