Delaware County, Iowa

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Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was named in honor of Delaware Senator John M. Clayton, who also has another Iowa county, Clayton County, named in his honor. As of 2000, the population was 18,404. Its county seat is Manchester.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles (1,499.6 km2), of which 578 square miles (1,497.0 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.21%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,404 people, 6,834 households, and 5,029 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 7,682 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.28% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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