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The nine counties surrounding Grinnell and Fairfield

There are nine Iowa counties of interest in this project. These include the four counties surrounding the town of Grinnell (Marshall, Tama, Jasper, and Poweshiek), and the five in the vicinity of Fairfield (Wapello, Jefferson, Davis, Van Buren, and Henry).

A map of the state of Iowa with the two regions outlined is shown in the attached file entitled "Outline of Two Regions."

Grinnell Region
Total Farmers' Markets: 7
Total Number of Residents: 113,442
Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 6.17

Marshall County:

  • Population: 39,311
  • Area (square miles): 572.316467
  • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 39,887
  • Number of Farmers' Markets: 3
  • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 7.63
  • Farmers' Market Map (A green circle next to a city's name indicate the presence of a Farmers' Market in that city): See attached file "Marshall County Map"
  • Farmers' Market: Marshalltown
    • Hours in session per week: 5
  • Farmers' Market: Marshalltown
    • Hours in session per week: 6
  • Farmers' Market: State Center
    • Hours in session per week: 3
  • Tama County:

    • Population: 18,103
    • Area (square miles): 721.297920
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 38,939
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 2
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 11.05
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Tama County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Toledo
      • Hours in session per week: 2
  • Farmers' Market: Traer
    • Hours in session per week: 2
  • Jasper County:

    • Population: 37,213
    • Area (square miles): 729.988413
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 44,698
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 1
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 2.69
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Jasper County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Newton
      • Hours in session per week: 3

    Poweshiek County:

    • Population: 18,815
    • Area (square miles): 585.034711
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 39,884
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 1
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 5.31
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Poweshiek County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Grinnell
      • Hours in session per week: 5

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    Fairfield Region
    Total Farmers' Markets: 6
    Total Number of Residents: 88,918
    Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 5.62

    Wapello County:

    • Population: 36,051
    • Area (square miles): 431.808628
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 34,448
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 1
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 2.77
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Wapello County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Ottumwa
      • Hours in session per week: 6

    Jefferson County:

    • Population: 16,181
    • Area (square miles): 435.340811
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 33,726
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 1
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 6.18
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Jefferson County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Fairfield
      • Hours in session per week: 9

    Davis County:

    • Population: 8,541
    • Area (square miles): 503.239640
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 33,954
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 1
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 11.71
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Davis County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Bloomfield
      • Hours in session per week: 3

    Van Buren County:

    • Population: 7,809
    • Area (square miles): 484.818445
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 32,088
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 2
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 12.81
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Van Buren County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Keosauqua
      • Hours in session per week: 4
  • Farmers' Market: Bonaparte
    • Hours in session per week: 3
  • Henry County:

    • Population: 20,336
    • Area (square miles): 434.437309
    • Median household income (U.S. Census 2003 estimate, in dollars): 39,899
    • Number of Farmers' Markets: 1
    • Number of Farmers' Markets per 100,000 Residents: 4.92
    • Farmers' Market Map: See attached file "Henry County Map"
    • Farmers' Market: Mount Pleasant
      • Hours in session per week: 4.5

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    Iowa Farmers' Market directory information from http://www.agriculture.state.ia.us/farmermarket.asp

    Iowa county maps from http://www.iowa.org

    Iowa county population and income data from http://www.census.gov
    Iowa county area data from http://county-map.digital-topo-maps.com/iowa.shtml