Poweshiek County

Poweshiek County, Iowa

PO Box 218
Montezuma, IA 50171
Phone: (641) 623-5644
Fax: (641) 623-5320

In central IA, east of Iowa City; established Feb 17, 1843 (prior to statehood) from Keokuk, Iowa, Johnson, and Mahaska counties. Name Origin: For a Sac and Fox chief, properly Pawishika 'he who shakes (something off himself).' He was chief during the Black Hawk War (1832); on behalf of his tribe he signed the Treaty of Fort Armstrong at Rock Island, IL.

Area (sq mi):: 586.17 (land 585.03; water 1.14) Population per square mile: 32.30
Population 2005: 18,925 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 -1.10% Population 2000: 18,815 (White 96.20%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 1.10%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,629; median household $37,836; Population below poverty level: 9.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,847-$28,483
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 16.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The company finalised a contract with developer, Tradewind Energy, for the 170-megawatt project, located in Poweshiek County in central Iowa.
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