Albert City, Iowa

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Albert City, Iowa
City
A tree lined street in Albert City
A tree lined street in Albert City
Location of Albert City, Iowa
Location of Albert City, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°46′51″N 94°57′2″W / 42.78083°N 94.95056°W / 42.78083; -94.95056Coordinates: 42°46′51″N 94°57′2″W / 42.78083°N 94.95056°W / 42.78083; -94.95056
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buena Vista
Government
 • Mayor Carl Erickson Jr.
Area[1]
 • Total 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,319 ft (402 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 699
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 706
 • Density 1,294.4/sq mi (499.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50510
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-00865
GNIS feature ID 0454113
Website http://www.albertcity.com

Albert City is a city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The population was 699 at the 2010 census.

The town was established in 1890 on property owned by George Anderson, and was initially named Manthorp, after a town in Sweden. The post office department was concerned that the town's name would be confused with Marathon, so the town was named after Albertina Anderson, the founders wife. Albert City was incorporated in 1900.[4]

The museum in Albert City is located in the former Chicago, Milwaukee and Pacific Railroad-Albert City Station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show has been an annual summer event since 1971.

Geography[edit]

Albert City is located at 42°46′51″N 94°57′2″W / 42.78083°N 94.95056°W / 42.78083; -94.95056 (42.780912, -94.950569).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2), all of it land.[1]

Corliss steam engine display in Albert City

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 261 —    
1920 567 +117.2%
1930 563 −0.7%
1940 759 +34.8%
1950 736 −3.0%
1960 722 −1.9%
1970 683 −5.4%
1980 818 +19.8%
1990 779 −4.8%
2000 709 −9.0%
2010 699 −1.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 699 people, 297 households, and 174 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,294.4 inhabitants per square mile (499.8/km2). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 622.2 per square mile (240.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 297 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 709 people, 284 households, and 191 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,302.9 people per square mile (506.9/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 573.4 per square mile (223.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.56% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 284 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.98.

25.2% are under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,188, and the median income for a family was $36,167. Males had a median income of $30,987 versus $22,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,219. About 7.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Albert City is served by the Albert City-Truesdale Community School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). "A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names". University of Iowa Press. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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