Floyd County, Iowa

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Floyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. It was established in 1854 and was named for Sgt. Charles Floyd of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who died in 1804 near what is now Sioux City, Iowa, and who was the only member thereof to die on the Expedition. As of 2000, the population is 16,900. Its county seat is Charles City.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 501 square miles (1,297.6 km2), virtually all of which is land.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,900 people, 6,828 households, and 4,711 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 7,317 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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