Appanoose County

Appanoose County, Iowa

PO Box 400
Centerville, IA 52544
Phone: (641) 856-6101
Fax: (641) 856-2282

On the central-southern border of IA; established Feb 17, 1843 (prior to statehood) from Davis County. Name Origin: For a respected chief of the Sac and Fox tribes, prominent in IA and KS in the 1830s and 1840s. His name means 'chief when a child; prince.'

Area (sq mi):: 516.35 (land 496.25; water 20.10) Population per square mile: 27.50
Population 2005: 13,666 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 -0.20% Population 2000: 13,721 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 40.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,644; median household $28,612; Population below poverty level: 14.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,409-$21,654
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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For quail, try the Rathbun WMA in southern Iowa's Appanoose County. Best pheasant hunting opportunities will be found in northwestern Iowa, generally on a path from Fort Dodge to Spirit Lake.
He started as a Centerville, Iowa police officer, quickly rose to the rank of Chief of Police and later became the longest serving County Sheriff in Appanoose County history.
An Appanoose County district court judge dismissed the case against Talbot without trial.
To the west, the parcels surrounding the Four Corners--the junction of the Lucas, Monroe, Wayne and Appanoose county lines--offer additional possibilities.