Alta Vista, Iowa

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Alta Vista, Iowa
City
Location of Alta Vista, Iowa
Location of Alta Vista, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°11′57″N 92°24′57″W / 43.19917°N 92.41583°W / 43.19917; -92.41583Coordinates: 43°11′57″N 92°24′57″W / 43.19917°N 92.41583°W / 43.19917; -92.41583
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Chickasaw
Area[1]
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 266
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 263
 • Density 350.0/sq mi (135.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50603
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-01540
GNIS feature ID 0454153

Alta Vista is a city in Chickasaw County, Iowa, United States. The population was 266 at the 2010 census.

The town was first named Elk Creek, but was changed to Alta Vista, meaning "high ground" in Spanish. The town was established and incorporated in 1894.[4]

The George Darrow Round Barn in Alta Vista is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography[edit]

Alta Vista is located at 43°11′57″N 92°24′57″W / 43.19917°N 92.41583°W / 43.19917; -92.41583 (43.199041, -92.415780).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 179 —    
1910 356 +98.9%
1920 355 −0.3%
1930 293 −17.5%
1940 333 +13.7%
1950 312 −6.3%
1960 276 −11.5%
1970 283 +2.5%
1980 314 +11.0%
1990 246 −21.7%
2000 286 +16.3%
2010 266 −7.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 266 people, 116 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 350.0 inhabitants per square mile (135.1 /km2). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 173.7 per square mile (67.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.6% White and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 116 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 17.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 286 people, 125 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 378.5 people per square mile (145.3/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 173.4 per square mile (66.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 125 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

Age spread: 24.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,786, and the median income for a family was $39,464. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $22,045 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,378. About 10.4% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.4% of those sixty five or over.

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.