Quick Facts

Courtesy of U. S. Census

  • 2000 population – 18,129 persons
  • Land area: 778.81square miles
  • Females comprise 49.9% of the county’s population
  • Males comprise 50.1% of the county’s population
  • Persons per square mile – 23.3
  • Average household size of owner-occupied units – 2.30
  • County Seat: Elkader
  • Main highways:
    • U.S. Highway 18
    • U.S. Highway 52
    • State Highway 13
    • State Highway 56
    • State Highway 128

Rail: Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation

Main rivers:Mississippi, Turkey, Volga

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