O'Brien County

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O'Brien County, Iowa

PO Box 340
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 957-3045
Fax: (712) 957-3046
www.obriencounty.com

In northwestern IA; established Jan 15, 1851 from Cherokee County. Name Origin: For William Smith O'Brien (1803-64), leader of the Irish rebellion of 1848

Area (sq mi):: 573.25 (land 573.08; water 0.17) Population per square mile: 25.20
Population 2005: 14,414 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.60%; 1990-2000 -2.20% Population 2000: 15,102 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,281; median household $35,758; Population below poverty level: 7.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,453-$26,575
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 16.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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