Black Hawk County

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Black Hawk County, Iowa

316 E 5th St
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 833-3012
Fax: (319) 833-3170

In east-central IA, northwest of Cedar Rapids; established Feb 17, 1843 (prior to statehood) from Delaware County. Name Origin: For Black Hawk (1767-1838), famous Indian warrior and chief of the Sac and Fox tribes

Area (sq mi):: 571.91 (land 567.11; water 4.80) Population per square mile: 222.00
Population 2005: 125,891 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.70%; 1990-2000 3.40% Population 2000: 128,012 (White 87.70%; Black or African American 8.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 1.00%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,885; median household $37,266; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,375-$27,531
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 15.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Waterloo County seat (66,767)
  • Cedar Falls (36,343)

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    The present study was designed to develop a decision support tool for agricultural land evaluation using geospatial technologies and LESA model for Black Hawk County, Iowa to protect agricultural lands, and also for zoning and tax purposes in the county.
    Black Hawk County, Iowa was selected as a case study for the development of the agricultural land evaluation decision support tool because a substantial amount (about 44 percent) of its 368,640 acres (576 [mi.sup.2]) is devoted to agriculture.
    The main goal of this research was to develop a decision support tool for agricultural land evaluation in Black Hawk County, Iowa using geospatial technologies.