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Poweshiek County, Iowa

Poweshiek County Iowa
US county information
NamePoweshiek County
StateIowa
SeatMontezuma
Largest cityGrinnell
US Area
Total Area586.17 sq mi (1518.2 km2)
Land Area585.03 sq mi (1515.2 km2)
Water Area1.14 sq mi (3 km2)
Population18914 (2010)
Density12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
Founded1843
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Poweshiek County is a county located in southeastern part of the U.S. state of Iowa along Interstate 80, between Des Moines and Iowa City. It is named for the Indian chief of the Fox tribe who signed the treaty ending the Black Hawk War. The population was 18,914 in the 2010 census, an increase from 18,815 in the 2000 census. The city of Montezuma is the county seat.


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