Taylor County, Iowa

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Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 6,958. Its county seat is Bedford.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 535 square miles (1,385 km²), of which 534 square miles (1,383 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.16%) is water.

A portion of Taylor County at one time was part of Missouri.

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Taylor County was formed in 1847. It was named after General Zachary Taylor. [2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,958 people, 2,824 households, and 1,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,199 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 3.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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