Linn County (Iowa)

The Linn County is a county in the east of the U.S. state of Iowa. In the census in 2010, the County had 211 226 inhabitants and a population density of 113.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Cedar Rapids, named after the Cedar River, which flows through the county and has driven in the 1840s, the sawmill and flour mills.

The Linn County is part of the metropolitan area around the city of Cedar Rapids.


The County is located in east-central Iowa, is about 60 km from Wisconsin and 80 miles from Illinois in the east and covers an area of ​​1877 square kilometers, of which 18 square kilometers are water surface. It borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Linn County was on December 21, 1837 the territory of the former Wisconsin - formed territory. It was named after Lewis Fields Linn (1796-1843), a U.S. - senator from Missouri ( 1833-1843 ).

The first was the county seat in Marion. Already in 1855 there were debates to move the seat in the fast-growing Cedar rapis. In subsequent years, the demand violent, before all was because Cedar Rapids since 1859 had a railway connection and had become an important commercial center in the eastern Iowa. 1919 came then enough votes together to the county seat to Cedar Rapids to lay.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Linn County 211 226 people in 85 576 households. The population density was 113.6 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 90.8 percent white, 4.0 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 1.8 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.3 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 2.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 85 576 households lived statistically 2.33 per person.

24.5 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 62.5 percent were between 18 and 64 and 13.0 percent were 65 years or older. 50.8 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 53,700. The per capita income was $ 28,045. 9.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Linn County


  • Alburnett
  • Bertram
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Center Point
  • Central City
  • Coggon
  • Ely
  • Fairfax
  • Hiawatha
  • Lisbon
  • Marion
  • Mount Vernon
  • Palo
  • Prairieburg
  • Robins
  • Springville
  • Walford 1
  • Walker

Unincorporated communities

  • Covington
  • Indian Creek
  • Midway
  • Monti
  • Paralta
  • Paris
  • Sutliff
  • Toddville
  • Troy Mills
  • Viola
  • Waubeek
  • Whittier

1 - partially in Benton County


The Linn County is divided into 19 townships:

The city of Cedar Rapids is no Township belonging.