Story County

Story County, Iowa

1315 South B Ave
Nevada, IA 50201
Phone: (515) 382-7410

In central IA, north of Des Moines; established Jan 13, 1846 from Jasper, Polk, and Boone counties. Name Origin: For Joseph Story (1779-1845), MA legislator and associate justice of the Supreme Court (1811-45)

Area (sq mi):: 573.70 (land 572.86; water 0.84) Population per square mile: 139.60
Population 2005: 79,952 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 7.70% Population 2000: 79,981 (White 90.30%; Black or African American 1.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 5.10%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 26.50
Income 2000: per capita $19,949; median household $40,442; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,826-$28,119
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 16.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ames (52,319)

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    And Trump's single worst county in all of Iowa--far worse than Polk County (where Des Moines is) or Story County (home to Iowa State), or Johnson County (University of Iowa)--was Sioux County.
    In addition to these new services, Eyerly Ball is proud to partner with police departments in Story County to follow up on all calls related to mental health issues.
    Following what the Story County Sheriff's Department called the worst pileup that they had ever seen, the police closed part of I-35.
    * National Sheriffs' Association Chair - Member Representative, Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, Story County, Iowa
    For three years, I served the Story County Freedom Flight committee, raising funds to send WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials that stand in their honor.
    DuPont is nearing completion of a 30-million-gallon-per-year cellulosic ethanol plant in the city of Nevada, the Story County seat.
    The chosen agencies ranged from big operations like the Los Angeles County sheriff's department and Las Vegas metro police to small departments such as in Story County, Iowa, and Rutland County, Vt.
    Six generation and transmission cooperatives across the United States are supporting a renewable energy project, culminating with the commercial operation of the 150-megawatt (MW) Story County Wind Energy Center in Story County, Iowa.
    Local Iowa newspaper the Ames Tribune recently reported that supervisors in Story County, IA have indicated their support for the development of a new ethanol production facility in Nevada, IA.
    Jane Halliburton, chairman of the Story County Supervisors, welcomed the committee and acknowledged the NLC/National Association of Counties partnership.
    Story County, Iowa, wants to make sure everyone who works for the county acts in a professional, civil and courteous way.
    The nearest confirmed distributional records are from Nodaway County, Missouri and Ringgold County, Iowa to the northwest (Easterla, 1970), Story County, Iowa to the north (Polderboer et al., 1941), and Henry County, Iowa and McDonough County, Illinois to the northeast (Hall, 1951; Harty and Thom, 1978).