Cerro Gordo County

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

220 N Washington Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: (641) 421-3022
Fax: (641) 421-3072

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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    Karen Crimmings, RN, CIC, Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Service Manager, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, Mason City, Iowa.
    Cerro Gordo County Jail Administrator Shad Stoeffler and 10 Cerro Gordo County correctional officers took an occupational Spanish courses at North Iowa.
    Built in 1939, the Mason City Public Library serves the 46,000 people of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, and the surrounding area with a collection of 105,441 items.
    Arsenic in drinking water was initially discovered in Cerro Gordo County in the 1990s, with the extent of the problem becoming better known in recent years.
    Cerro Gordo County supervisors have given go ahead to two agreements covering installation of safety equipment at two railroad crossings.
    On 14th March, Cerro Gordo County Board of Public Health sanctioned a $130,671 grant application to finance for the county's home health aide program.
    The money will be used to help expand the collection of electronic books, audio books and reference materials provided online, 24 hours a day for Mason City and Cerro Gordo County residents.
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