Ringgold County, Iowa

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Ringgold County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 5,469. Its county seat is Mount Ayr.[1] It is named after Maj. Samuel Ringgold, a hero of the Battle of Palo Alto fought in May 1846, during the Mexican-American War. It is one of the 26 Iowa counties which has a name not borne by any other county in the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 539 square miles (1,396 km²), of which 538 square miles (1,393 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.23%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,469 people, 2,245 households, and 1,537 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,789 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.07% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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