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Decatur City, Iowa

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Decatur City is a city in Decatur County, Iowa, United States. The population was 197 at the 2010 census.

Decatur City, Iowa
City
Location of Decatur City, Iowa
Location of Decatur City, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°44′32″N 93°49′58″W / 40.74222°N 93.83278°W / 40.74222; -93.83278Coordinates: 40°44′32″N 93°49′58″W / 40.74222°N 93.83278°W / 40.74222; -93.83278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Decatur
Area[1]
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 197
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 186
 • Density 493/sq mi (190.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-19360
GNIS feature ID 0455837

Contents

HistoryEdit

Decatur City was the first county seat of Decatur County, until 1853, when the seat was transferred to Leon.[4]

Decatur City was incorporated in 1875.[5]

GeographyEdit

Decatur City is located at 40°44′32″N 93°49′58″W / 40.74222°N 93.83278°W / 40.74222; -93.83278 (40.742268, -93.832735).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all of it land.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Year Pop. ±%
1880 235 —    
1890 215 −8.5%
1900 367 +70.7%
1910 311 −15.3%
1920 300 −3.5%
1930 282 −6.0%
1940 275 −2.5%
1950 196 −28.7%
1960 203 +3.6%
1970 198 −2.5%
1980 199 +0.5%
1990 177 −11.1%
2000 199 +12.4%
2010 197 −1.0%
2016 186 −5.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 197 people, 78 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 492.5 inhabitants per square mile (190.2/km2). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 227.5 per square mile (87.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.5% Native American, 1.0% Asian, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 78 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 199 people, 92 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 508.5 people per square mile (197.0/km²). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 263.2 per square mile (102.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.49% White, 1.51% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 92 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,250, and the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $22,000 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,394. About 15.4% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.1% of those sixty five or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Smith, Heman Conoman (1915). History of Decatur County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 175. 
  5. ^ Acts and Resolutions Passed at the ... Session of the General Assembly of the State of Iowa. A.H. Palmer, Printer. 1892. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.