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Decatur County, Iowa

Decatur County Iowa
US county information
NameDecatur County
StateIowa
SeatLeon
US Area
Total Area533.32 sq mi (1381.3 km2)
Land Area531.80 sq mi (1377.4 km2)
Water Area1.52 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Population8457 (2010)
Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Founded1846
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Decatur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 8,457 in the 2010 census, a decline from 8,689 in the 2000 census. The county seat is Leon. This county is named for Stephen Decatur, Jr., a hero in the War of 1812.


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