Cerro Gordo County

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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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    We met our objectives within this study on determining the distribution of groundwater arsenic concentrations, identification of arsenic sources, and establishment of best practices for future well construction to minimize risk for wells in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. A critical part of the study involved educating private well owners on the risks of arsenic in groundwater and providing good communication by team members on research results.
    Caption: FIGURE 1 Map of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, With Well Sampling Locations and Areas Where Arsenic Was Detected in the Study