Dougherty, Iowa

Dougherty is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. The population was 58 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Dougherty, Iowa
Location of Dougherty, Iowa
Location of Dougherty, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°55′21″N 93°2′28″W / 42.92250°N 93.04111°W / 42.92250; -93.04111Coordinates: 42°55′21″N 93°2′28″W / 42.92250°N 93.04111°W / 42.92250; -93.04111
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyCerro Gordo
Area
 • Total0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,102 ft (336 m)
Population
 • Total58
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
57
 • Density103.83/sq mi (40.06/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50433
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-22080
GNIS feature ID0455961

HistoryEdit

A post office called Dougherty has been in operation since 1900.[4] Dougherty was named for a local farmer.[5]

GeographyEdit

Dougherty is located at 42°55′21″N 93°2′28″W / 42.92250°N 93.04111°W / 42.92250; -93.04111 (42.922381, -93.041194).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all land.[7]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910171—    
1920200+17.0%
1930215+7.5%
1940215+0.0%
1950212−1.4%
1960177−16.5%
1970133−24.9%
1980128−3.8%
1990107−16.4%
200080−25.2%
201058−27.5%
201957−1.7%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 58 people, 29 households, and 18 families living in the city. The population density was 105.5 inhabitants per square mile (40.7/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 78.2 per square mile (30.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White and 3.4% Asian.

There were 29 households, of which 10.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.33.

The median age in the city was 51.7 years. 8.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.8% were from 25 to 44; 46.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 80 people, 37 households, and 19 families living in the city. The population density was 144.5 people per square mile (56.2/km2). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 93.9 per square mile (36.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.25% White, 2.50% Native American, and 1.25% from two or more races.

There were 37 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.6% were non-families. 48.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,458, and the median income for a family was $50,417. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,569. There were no families and 4.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

EducationEdit

Dougherty is part of the West Fork Community School District,[10] formed in 2011 by the merger of SCMT (Sheffield–Chapin–Meservey–Thornton) Community School District and the Rockwell–Swaledale Community School District.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "Cerro Gordo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 65.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "West Fork." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on January 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on January 13, 2019.