Steamboat Rock, Iowa

Steamboat Rock is a city in Hardin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 310 at the 2010 census.

Steamboat Rock, Iowa
Location of Steamboat Rock, Iowa
Location of Steamboat Rock, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°24′27″N 93°3′59″W / 42.40750°N 93.06639°W / 42.40750; -93.06639Coordinates: 42°24′27″N 93°3′59″W / 42.40750°N 93.06639°W / 42.40750; -93.06639
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyHardin
Area
 • Total0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Land0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,014 ft (309 m)
Population
 • Total310
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
302
 • Density558.23/sq mi (215.42/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50672
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-75180
GNIS feature ID0461977

HistoryEdit

Steamboat Rock was platted in 1855.[4] It was named from a large rock on the river bluff which is said to resemble a queue of steamboats from a distance.[5]

GeographyEdit

Steamboat Rock is located at 42°24′27″N 93°3′59″W / 42.40750°N 93.06639°W / 42.40750; -93.06639 (42.407607, -93.066276).[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]

ClimateEdit

Designated as having a humid continental climate, this region typically has a large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is relatively well distributed year-round in many areas with this climate. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa". (Hot Summer Continental Climate).[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880523—    
1890367−29.8%
1900410+11.7%
1910378−7.8%
1920399+5.6%
1930377−5.5%
1940385+2.1%
1950395+2.6%
1960426+7.8%
1970394−7.5%
1980387−1.8%
1990335−13.4%
2000336+0.3%
2010310−7.7%
2019302−2.6%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 310 people, 146 households, and 81 families living in the city. The population density was 563.6 inhabitants per square mile (217.6/km2). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 298.2 per square mile (115.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.6% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population.

There were 146 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 42.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 336 people, 150 households, and 91 families living in the city. The population density was 617.6 people per square mile (240.2/km2). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 290.4 per square mile (113.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.45% White, 0.89% African American, 0.60% Asian, 4.17% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.25% of the population.

There were 150 households, out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $39,125. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $25,156 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,777. About 12.9% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

EconomyEdit

Steamboat Rock is a major producer of corn (for ethanol fuel) and producer of ethanol, which is made from corn. The city was covered on a segment of the 60 Minutes television news program on May 7, 2006, in regard to its production of ethanol. The long dormant railroad line through the town was reactivated in 2007 with the establishment of the Iowa River Railroad - a rail line that primarily serves the ethanol industry.

EducationEdit

AGWSR Community School District operates area public schools.[11] The district formed on July 1, 2001, with the merger of the Wellsburg-Steamboat Rock Community School District and the Ackley–Geneva Community School District. The former was established on July 1, 1992, by the merger of the Steamboat Rock and Wellsburg school districts.[12]

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. ^ Moir, William J. (1911). Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa. Unigraphic. pp. 334.
  5. ^ History of Hardin County, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1883. pp. 577.
  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 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Steamboat Rock, Iowa
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "AGWSR" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  12. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.