Woodbury County, Iowa

The Woodbury County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. In the census in 2010, the County had 102,172 inhabitants and a population density of 45.2 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Sioux City, named after the Indian tribe of the Sioux.


The County is located in the extreme west of Iowa, where the Missouri River which forms the border with Nebraska and the Big Sioux River to South Dakota. The county has an area of ​​2272 square kilometers, of which twelve square kilometers of water surface.

At the Woodbury County borders the following counties:

The Winnebago Reservation, which lies mostly in Nebraska, extends across countries on a portion of Woodbury County.


The Woodbury County was originally formed on 15 January 1851 Wahkaw County. 1853 County in honor of Levi Woodbury ( 1789-1851 ) was renamed, a U.S. Senator, Marine and Finance and Governor of New Hampshire.

1851 was the now defunct Thompsonville, the first county seat. Two years later the seat of government was moved to Sergeant Bluff. The offices of Countyverwaltung were still set up in the private homes of officials. In 1856 it was decided to relocate the County Seat in 1854 newly created City Sioux City. In 1858, a new three -story brick building for the court and the administration was obtained.

In 1914 it was decided to construct a new building, which was completed in 1918. After a major overhaul of the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Woodbury County 102,172 people in 38 739 households. The population density was 45.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 83.6 percent white, 2.4 percent African American, 2.2 percent Native American, 2.4 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 3.2 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 13.7 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 38 739 households lived statistically 2.52 per person.

26.6 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.6 percent were between 18 and 64 and 12.8 percent were 65 years or older. 50.7 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 44,343. The per capita income was $ 22,069. 14.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Woodbury County


  • Anthon
  • Bronson
  • Correction Ville
  • Cushing
  • Danbury
  • Hornick
  • Lawton
  • Moville
  • Oto
  • Pierson
  • Salix
  • Sergeant Bluff
  • Sioux City1
  • Sloan
  • Smithland

Unincorporated communities

  • Climbing Hill
  • James
  • Luton
  • Owego
  • Wickham track

1 - partially in Plymouth County


The Woodbury County is divided into 23 townships:

  • Arlington Township
  • Banner Township
  • Concord Township
  • Floyd Township
  • Grange Township
  • Grant Township
  • Kedron Township
  • Lakeport Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Liston Township
  • Little Sioux Township
  • Miller Township
  • Morgan Township
  • Moville Township
  • Oto Township
  • Skirt Township
  • Rutland Township
  • Sloan Township
  • Union Township
  • West Fork Township
  • Willow Township
  • Wolf Creek Township
  • Woodbury Township

The city of Sioux City belongs to no Township.