Worth County, Iowa

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Worth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 7,909. The county seat is in Northwood.[1]

Worth County is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 402 square miles (1,040 km²), of which 400 square miles (1,036 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) (0.43%) is water.

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Worth County was founded in 1851. It was named for Major General William Jenkins Worth (1749—1849), an officer in both the Black Hawk War and the Mexican-American War.

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