Monona County

Monona County, Iowa

610 Iowa Ave
Onawa, IA 51040
Phone: (712) 423-2491
Fax: (712) 423-2744

On central western border of IA, south of Sioux City; established in Jan 15, 1851 from Harrison County. Name Origin: Possibly the name of a legendary Indian girl who leaped into the Mississippi River when she believed that her lover had been killed; or the name of an Indian divinity; or Ottawa for 'beautiful land.'

Area (sq mi):: 698.85 (land 693.12; water 5.73) Population per square mile: 13.70
Population 2005: 9,520 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 -0.10% Population 2000: 10,020 (White 97.90%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 43.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,477; median household $33,235; Population below poverty level: 9.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,767-$23,380
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Iowa--Sandy Bubke, CEHT, HHS, Manager, Monona County Environmental Health, Onawa, IA.
Contract Awarded for Rock Structure Modifications at the Deer Island Top Width Widening Project in Harrison County, Iowa, and Middle Decatur Embankment Repair in Monona County, Iowa.
Monona County Sheriff Jeff Pratt says the shortage has slowed response time since fewer people can stop what they're doing to come to the aid of someone who's sick or injured outside of town.