Cerro Gordo County

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Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

220 N Washington Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: (641) 421-3022
Fax: (641) 421-3072
www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us

In north-central IA, northeast of Fort Dodge; established Jan 15, 1851 from Floyd County. Name Origin: For the city in Mexico, site of a Mexican War battle on Apr 18, 1847. Spanish 'fat hill' or 'big hill.'

Area (sq mi):: 575.12 (land 568.33; water 6.80) Population per square mile: 78.60
Population 2005: 44,645 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.90%; 1990-2000 -0.60% Population 2000: 46,447 (White 94.70%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 39.30
Income 2000: per capita $19,184; median household $35,867; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,261-$28,487
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 15.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mason City County seat (28,177)

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