Keokuk County

Keokuk County, Iowa

101 S Main St Courthouse
Sigourney, IA 52591
Phone: (641) 622-2210
Fax: (641) 622-2171

In south-central IA, north of Ottumwa; established Dec 21, 1837 (prior to statehood) from Washington County. Name Origin: For Keokuk (c. 1780-1848), the chief of the Sac and Fox Indians at the time the first settlers arrived. His name was originally Kiyokaga 'he who moves around alert.'

Area (sq mi):: 579.94 (land 579.19; water 0.75) Population per square mile: 19.30
Population 2005: 11,157 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.10%; 1990-2000 -1.90% Population 2000: 11,400 (White 98.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 40.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,120; median household $34,025; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,046-$24,572
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 25.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The questionnaire was developed to incorporate two previously validated surveys: the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (Asher et al., 1995) and the Keokuk County Rural Health Study, which evaluated exposures in rural Iowa children (Merchant et al., 2005; Park et al., 2003); additional questions appropriate for this population were identified through meetings with Salud personnel.
Chronic disease and injury in an agricultural county: The Keokuk County rural health cohort study.
The Keokuk County Rural Health Study (KCRHS) is a large, population-based study of a cohort of rural families living in an intensely agricultural region of southeastern Iowa (Merchant et al.
Keokuk County was chosen because it is intensely agricultural and entirely rural.
Of the 2,496 Keokuk County households eligible for this study, 1,675 households (67.1%) initially contacted by letter and telephone agreed to participate immediately or to be contacted at a later date.
Keokuk County farm families do not live in immediate proximity to livestock buildings but do usually live on the same acreage, typically with many farm family members participating in the farm operation.
It is common for farm youth to leave the farm in Keokuk County, so much so that we have reported a significant deficit of asthma among adult farm men compared with other men in Keokuk County (Merchant et al.
The authors acknowledge the many contributions of the Keokuk County Rural Health Study staff.
Characterization of agricultural tasks performed by youth in the Keokuk County Rural Health Study.
"A short time ago, we learned of an instance of this sort in Keokuk County, Iowa.
Born in Keokuk County, Iowa, Mott became an authority on American newspapers, magazines, and bestselling books.