Winneshiek County

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Winneshiek County, Iowa

201 W Main St
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-2469
Fax: (563) 382-0603

On the central northern border of IA, northwest of Mason City; established Feb 20, 1847 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the younger (1812-72?) of two chiefs of the Winnebago tribe with the same name; he took part in the Black Hawk War. Name probably formed from Winne for Winnebago and shiek 'leader.'

Area (sq mi):: 689.88 (land 689.61; water 0.27) Population per square mile: 30.80
Population 2005: 21,234 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 2.20% Population 2000: 21,310 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.80%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,047; median household $38,908; Population below poverty level: 8.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,438-$27,003
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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