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

The community of Nevada is the Seat for Story County.

Story County was founded January 13, 1846. Story was created by taking area from Boone, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Story had a population of 87,214 people. This is an increase of 9.04% since the last Census (which gave a population of 79,981 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Story represented 2.73% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 9th 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
201089,542+11.95%+2.67% since 2009
200987,214+9.04%+1.15% since 2008
200886,219+7.8%+1.16% since 2007
200079,981The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ames   56,65750,73111.68% increase  
Nevada   6,7366,6581.17% increase  
Story City   3,3903,2285.02% increase  
Huxley   2,8442,31622.8% increase  
Slater   1,5581,30619.3% increase  

Websites for Story County

Official Website:   www.storycounty.com/

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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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