Davis County Demographics

Population

Davis County has 8,541 people and Bloomfield has 2,601. Underemployment is a major factor in available workforce.

 

Utilities & Communications

Gas & Sanitation provided by the City of Bloomfield.  The city of Bloomfield, Wapello Rural Water, or Rathbun Regional Water  provide the county with water. Electricity provided by Southern Iowa Electric and Alliant Energy. Telephone and High Speed Internet service provided by Citizens Mutual Telephone Company which is locally owned and operated. Digital and fiber optics used in the closed loop system.

 

Transportation Services

Airport: 3401 feet of concrete runway. No railroad services available in Davis County, nearest piggyback service is 20 miles.

 

Municipal Services

Local government consists of Council and Mayor for the four incorporated communities. The City of Bloomfield does have a zoning ordinance in effect. The county and other communities  are not zoned at this time.  Have Countywide Emergency Medical Service formed in 1992.

 

Commercial/Industrial Services

DSL service,Machine shops, tool/die shops, electric motor repair shops, motel/hotels, daily & weekly newspapers, cable tv, banks, chamber of commerce, community/recreation center with a banquet room with capacity of 400. Community certified in tourism, industrial and commercial section of the Community Economic Preparedness Program (CEPP).

 

Education

Davis County Community Schools K-12 grades. Indian Hills Community College, 18 miles (local campus in Bloomfield).

 

Miscellaneous Information

Active civil/industrial improvement programs: Iowa Welcome Center; new fiber optic telephone network; improved airport facilities. A friendly, hardworking and progressive community.

 

Additional Description

Davis County is centrally located in the nation's heartland, has competitive utility rates and offers attractive financial assistance programs to qualified industries. All this coupled with a picturesque landscape, good hunting, fishing, historical site and many other recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities make Davis County a good place to live, work and raise a family.
 

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