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Sigourney ( SIG-ər-nee) is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,059 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Keokuk County.
Keokuk County was opened for white settlement in 1843, and the town got its start in 1844 when S.A. James built the first cabin there. Other families began to settle there as well, and in 1844, the town was named by county commissioner Dr. George H. Stone in honor of popular poet Lydia Sigourney. A large oil-painted portrait of Lydia still graces the foyer of the county courthouse.
Sigourney's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.333244, -92.203220.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,059 people, 878 households, and 537 families residing in the city. The population density was 944.5 inhabitants per square mile (364.7/km2). There were 987 housing units at an average density of 452.8 per square mile (174.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.