Coulter, Iowa

Coulter is a city in Franklin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 219 at the 2020 census.[2]

Coulter, Iowa
Coulter Public Library in 2007
Coulter Public Library in 2007
Location of Coulter, Iowa
Location of Coulter, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°44′4″N 93°22′9″W / 42.73444°N 93.36917°W / 42.73444; -93.36917Coordinates: 42°44′4″N 93°22′9″W / 42.73444°N 93.36917°W / 42.73444; -93.36917
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyFranklin
Area
 • Total2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Land2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,240 ft (378 m)
Population
 • Total219
 • Density88.66/sq mi (34.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50431
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-16815
GNIS feature ID0455671

HistoryEdit

Coulter got its start in the 1880s, following construction of the Chicago & Great Western Railway through that territory.[3]

GeographyEdit

Coulter is located at 42°44′4″N 93°22′9″W / 42.73444°N 93.36917°W / 42.73444; -93.36917 (42.734311, -93.369173).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.45 square miles (6.35 km2), all land.[5]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910198—    
1920277+39.9%
1930266−4.0%
1940236−11.3%
1950271+14.8%
1960315+16.2%
1970262−16.8%
1980264+0.8%
1990252−4.5%
2000262+4.0%
2010281+7.3%
2020219−22.1%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]
 
The population of Coulter, Iowa from US census data

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 281 people, 107 households, and 76 families living in the city. The population density was 114.7 inhabitants per square mile (44.3/km2). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 47.8 per square mile (18.5/km2). The racial makup of the city was 87.2% White, 0.4% African American, 12.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.9%.[7]

Of the 107 households 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.0% were non-families. 26.2% of households were one person and 11.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age was 34.5 years. 29.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.2% male and 44.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census there were 262 people, 105 households, and 66 families living in the city. The population density was 106.8 people per square mile (41.3/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (18.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 96.18% White, 3.82% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.20%.[8]

Of the 105 households 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 27.6% of households were one person and 9.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.14.

The age distribution was 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males.

The median household income was $35,208 and the median family income was $38,958. Males had a median income of $26,538 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,056. About 13.4% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

EducationEdit

The CAL Community School District operates public schools serving Coulter.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ Stuart, I. L. (1914). History of Franklin County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 337.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "CAL." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on September 15, 2018.

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