Kossuth County

Kossuth County, Iowa

114 W State St
Algona, IA 50511
Phone: (515) 295-2718
Fax: (515) 295-3071
www.co.kossuth.ia.us

On central northern border of IA, north of Fort Dodge; established Jan 15, 1851 from Webster County. Name Origin: For Lajos Kossuth (1802-94), Hungarian resistance leader against Austrian domination who was enthusiastically acclaimed on a visit to the U.S. Named at a time when revolutionaries were celebrated in the U.S

Area (sq mi):: 974.39 (land 973.01; water 1.38) Population per square mile: 16.60
Population 2005: 16,142 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.90%; 1990-2000 -7.70% Population 2000: 17,163 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 41.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,598; median household $34,562; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,589-$26,939
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 16.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Midwest Grain Processors Cooperative (MGP) recently announced plans to double the capacity of its dry-mill ethanol plant in Kossuth County, IA to 100 million gallons per year.
After finding out Evans had donated his "Cheeto money" to the Iowa's Kossuth County Food Bank, Frito-Lay, the makers of Cheetos brand snacks, donated $1,000 to the food bank and gave a large amount of Frito Lay merchandise to Wilson to auction on his radio shows.
Some 80 percent of Kossuth County voters passed a referendum to issue $5 million in bonds to help build the plant.