Monona County, Iowa

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Monona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 10,020. Its county seat is Onawa[1].



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 699 square miles (1,810 km²), of which 693 square miles (1,795 km²) is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) (0.82%) is water.

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Monona County was formed in 1851. It was perhaps named for the Indian word meaning "beautiful valley."[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,020 people, 4,211 households, and 2,737 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,660 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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