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

The community of Wapello is the Seat for Louisa County.

Louisa County was founded December 7, 1836 and was created by taking area from Des MoinesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Louisa had a population of 11,245 people. This is a decrease of 7.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 12,183 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Louisa represented 0.42% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 66th 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
201011,387-6.53%+1.26% since 2009
200911,245-7.7%-3.84% since 2008
200811,694-4.01%-0.63% since 2007
200012,183The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Wapello   1,9082,12410.17% decrease  
Columbus Junction   1,7831,9006.16% decrease  
Morning Sun   8038727.91% decrease  
Grandview   5666005.67% decrease  
Oakville   39143910.93% decrease  

Websites for Louisa County

Official Website:   www.louisacountyiowa.org/

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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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