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The county was named for Indian chief who signed the treaty ending the Black Hawk War.

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The estimated population in 2004 was 19,036. This was an increase of  1.17% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$37,836
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Poweshiek County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Poweshiek County was $28,417. This was an increase of 18.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 92% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Montezuma

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28% of Poweshiek County residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poweshiek County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Poweshiek County include Beason Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Chester Cemetery, Chester Cemetery, Dresden Cemetery, Ewart Cemetery, Forest Home Cemetery, Guernsey Cemetery, Harmony Cemetery, Harper Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Poweshiek County include Brooklyn, Deep River, Grinnell, Guernsey, Hartwick, Malcom, Montezuma, Searsboro ... View communities

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Colleges in Poweshiek County include Grinnell College ... View colleges

School districts in Poweshiek County include Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom Countymm Schools District, Grinnell-Newburg Countymm Schools District, Montezuma Countymm Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Poweshiek County include Brooklyn Public Library, Carnegie-Montezuma Public Library, Stewart Public Library ... View libraries

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Poweshiek County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poweshiek County political report.

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Hotels in Poweshiek County include Country Inn of Grinnell, Econo Lodge Grinnell, Sleep Inn Brooklyn, Super 8 Motel

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