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Time Zone: Allamakee County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Waukon is the Seat for Allamakee County.

Allamakee County was founded February 20, 1847 and was created by taking area from ClaytonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Allamakee had a population of 14,407 people. This is a decrease of 1.83% since the last Census (which gave a population of 14,675 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Allamakee represented 0.5% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 56th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201014,330-2.35%-0.53% since 2009
200014,675The Last Census

More information can be found on the Allamakee County Census Page for Allamakee County.


Below are some of the communities located in Allamakee County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Allamakee County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Waukon   3,8714,1316.29% decrease  
Postville   2,2552,2730.79% decrease  
Lansing   9511,0126.03% decrease  
New Albin   5015274.93% decrease  
Harpers Ferry   3133305.15% decrease  

Websites for Allamakee County

Official Website:   www.co.allamakee.ia.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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