Macksburg, Iowa

Macksburg is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 97 at the time of the 2020 census.[2] It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Macksburg, Iowa
Fire Bell in the city park
Fire Bell in the city park
Location of Macksburg, Iowa
Location of Macksburg, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°12′51″N 94°11′8″W / 41.21417°N 94.18556°W / 41.21417; -94.18556Coordinates: 41°12′51″N 94°11′8″W / 41.21417°N 94.18556°W / 41.21417; -94.18556
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyMadison
Area
 • Total1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Land1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,247 ft (380 m)
Population
 • Total97
 • Density48.8/sq mi (18.83/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50155
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-48180
GNIS feature ID0458713

GeographyEdit

Macksburg is located at 41°12′51″N 94°11′8″W / 41.21417°N 94.18556°W / 41.21417; -94.18556 (41.214250, -94.185618).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.99 square miles (5.15 km2), all of it land.[4]

HistoryEdit

Macksburg was laid out and platted in 1873. It was named for Dr. Joseph Hughes Mack, one of the original owners of the town site.[5]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880204—    
1890186−8.8%
1900235+26.3%
1910197−16.2%
1920228+15.7%
1930218−4.4%
1940255+17.0%
1950220−13.7%
1960174−20.9%
1970142−18.4%
1980132−7.0%
1990110−16.7%
2000142+29.1%
2010113−20.4%
202097−14.2%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-28. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 113 people in 53 households, including 33 families, in the city. The population density was 56.8 inhabitants per square mile (21.9/km2). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 29.6 per square mile (11.4/km2). The racial makup of the city was 96.5% White, 1.8% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races.[7]

Of the 53 households 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.0% of households were one person and 11.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age was 44.4 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census there were 142 people in 62 households, including 40 families, in the city. The population density was 72.0 people per square mile (27.8/km2). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 33.4 per square mile (12.9/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.18% White, 1.41% Asian, and 1.41% from two or more races.[8]

Of the 62 households 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 32.3% of households were one person and 14.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.76.

The age distribution was 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median household income was $31,500 and the median family income was $36,964. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,080. There were none of the families and 5.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.5% of those over 64.

EducationEdit

Orient-Macksburg Community School District operates area public schools.[9]

Notable peopleEdit

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  5. ^ Mueller, Herman A. (1915). History of Madison County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 351.
  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. ^ "Orient-Macksburg" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-04-01.

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