Alleman, Iowa

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Alleman, Iowa
City
Alleman Iowa 20090503 Sign.JPG
Location of Alleman, Iowa
Location of Alleman, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°49′8″N 93°36′40″W / 41.81889°N 93.61111°W / 41.81889; -93.61111Coordinates: 41°49′8″N 93°36′40″W / 41.81889°N 93.61111°W / 41.81889; -93.61111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Polk
Area[1]
 • Total 2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Land 2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 432
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 439
 • Density 160.0/sq mi (61.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50007
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-01180
GNIS feature ID 0454132

Alleman is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 432 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Alleman was named for early settler John L. Alleman. It did not incorporate as a city until May 18, 1973, making it the most recent city to incorporate in Polk County.[4]

Geography[edit]

Alleman is located at 41°49′08″N 93°36′40″W / 41.818968°N 93.611051°W / 41.818968; -93.611051 (41.818968, -93.611051).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.70 square miles (6.99 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Alleman City Hall
Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1980 307 —    
1990 340 +10.7%
2000 439 +29.1%
2010 432 −1.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 432 people, 151 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 160.0 inhabitants per square mile (61.8 /km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 56.3 per square mile (21.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.2% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races.

There were 151 households of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 41.3 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 35.9% were from 45 to 64; and 7.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 439 people, 140 households, and 132 families residing in the city. The population density was 176.9 people per square mile (68.3/km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 57.2/sq mi (22.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.32% White, 0.23% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 140 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.7% were non-families. 4.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.23.

31.7% are under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the city was $66,458 and the median income for a family was $66,154. Males had a median income of $45,000 versus $31,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,970. About 1.5% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

North Polk Community High School

Constructions[edit]

Alleman Towers[edit]

Local TV Iowa Tower Alleman

Because Alleman is located about midway between Des Moines and Ames, many radio and television stations transmit from towers located in the town. These towers include some of the world's tallest structures, reaching over 600 meters. Along with the towers, a large portion of the Alleman low-altitude airspace is obstructed by the many guy-wires supporting the structures, making the area extremely hazardous for small, low-altitude aircraft. The specific antennas are:

Technology[edit]

Because of its central location and relatively high altitude for central Iowa, Alleman is also the home to two Doppler weather radar stations. These are WHO-TV 13's First Alert Mega Doppler, and KCCI-TV 8's Super Doppler 8. A storm in July 2011 resulted in the radome from the Mega Doppler being torn from the structure and landing in a nearby yard.

Education[edit]

Alleman is the home of North Polk Jr./Sr. High School, North Polk Central Elementary School, North Polk bus barn, and North Polk Community Schools district headquarters. A new high school will be built in Alleman that will open in 2013.

Commerce[edit]

Alleman is home to a Heartland Cooperative grain storage facility with a capacity of 774,000 bushels

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. ^ Henning, Barbara Beving Long; Patrice K. Beam (2003). Des Moines and Polk County: Flag on the Prairie. Sun Valley, California: American Historical Press. ISBN 1-892724-34-0. 
  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.