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Story County, Iowa

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

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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    * National Sheriffs' Association Chair - Member Representative, Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, Story County, Iowa
    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. The project is owned and operated by a subsidiary of FPL Energy and began commercial operation in November.
    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).