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Taylor County, Iowa

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. State of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 6,958. Its county seat is Bedford, Iowa6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,385 km² (535 mi²). 1,383 km² (534 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.16% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 6,958 people, 2,824 households, and 1,911 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (13/mi²). There are 3,199 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 2,824 households out of which 28.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% are married couples living together, 5.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% are non-families. 27.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.94. In the county the population is spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.00 males. The median income for a household in the county is $31,297, and the median income for a family is $37,194. Males have a median income of $26,631 versus $19,162 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,082. 12.10% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.10% are under the age of 18 and 15.20% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Athelstan\n*Bedford\n*Blockton\n*Conway\n*Gravity\n*New Market\n*Sharpsburg