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There are 72 USDA backed residential loans in Louisa county with an average loan balance of $93,237. Over 90% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 37 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $95,383. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,460 SqFt. Louisa county applies the standard USDA income limits to determine loan eligibility. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $90,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit is increased to $119,200.
The size of Louisa County is roughly 1,079 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Louisa County is 6. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.
Start your search for USDA loan eligible properties in the cities of Louisa County, IA
* cities most likely to have USDA loan eligible properties for sale.
Cairo • *Columbus City • *Columbus Junction • *Cotter • *Fredonia • Gladwin • *Grandview • *Letts • Marsh • *Morning Sun • *Oakville • Toolesboro • *Wapello • Wyman
A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Louisa County.
Louisa County is located in the southeastern part of the state of Iowa. Its history dates back to the early 19th century. The county was established in 1836 and named in honor of Louisa Massey, the first white woman to give birth to a child in the region. It was officially organized on December 7, 1838, with the county seat initially located in Wapello. In 1840, the first courthouse was constructed in Wapello and served for more than five decades.
The region was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Iowa, Sauk, and Fox before European settlers arrived in the early 1830s. The settlers were attracted by the rich and fertile lands along the Iowa and Mississippi Rivers, which encouraged agricultural activities. Louisa County played a role in the growth and expansion of the United States, with the Black Hawk Purchase treaty of 1832 leading to increased settlement in the area.
The county experienced rapid growth in its early years, with several towns and villages being established between 1834 and 1859. The main economic drivers in the county were agriculture and trade, with steamboats providing transport for goods along the Mississippi River. The introduction of the railroad in the 1860s further boosted the local economy, connecting Louisa County to surrounding areas and allowing settlers to widely distribute their agricultural products.
As for a fun fact, the first bridge across the Mississippi River in Louisa County had its center set on fire and destroyed by one of the most famous steamboat captains, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, in 1865. Cody was hired to remove the bridge because it obstructed steamboat traffic on the Mississippi River. This incident caused a significant legal dispute between Buffalo Bill and the bridge owners.
Today, Louisa County continues to have a strong agricultural base, and its cultural heritage can be experienced through various historical sites, parks, and annual events.