Davis County, Iowa

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Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named in honor of Garrett Davis, a Congressman from Kentucky from March 4, 1839, till March 3, 1847, and later a US Senator from Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 8,541. Its county seat is Bloomfield.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 505 square miles (1,307.9 km2), of which 503 square miles (1,302.8 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.33%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,541 people, 3,207 households, and 2,286 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 3,530 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.35% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 10.4% of the population speak either German or Pennsylvania German at home.[1]

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