Location of Aplington, Iowa
|• Total||0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)|
|• Land||0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||974 ft (297 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,125|
|• Density||1,359.0/sq mi (524.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454209|
Aplington was originally Fort Aplington, a US Army outpost until the fort burnt down in 1885. By then a small town had been built nearby and, although much of the town's economy was based on serving the fort, managed to survive. The town kept the name of Fort Aplington until 1925 when it was changed to its current name.
Aplington's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.582543, -92.882530.
|Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,128 people, 461 households, and 308 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,359.0 inhabitants per square mile (524.7/km2). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 608.4 per square mile (234.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 461 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,054 people, 439 households, and 302 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,818.0 people per square mile (701.6/km²). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 810.7 per square mile (312.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.53% White, 0.09% Asian, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.
There were 439 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 30.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,440, and the median income for a family was $41,711. Males had a median income of $31,354 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,527. About 6.8% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
Aplington's primary education needs are served by the Aplington-Parkersburg Community School District. The Aplington Elementary/Middle School is located at 215 10th St in Aplington. The Aplington-Parkersburg High School is located at 610 N. Johnson Street in Parkersburg.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Schools Directory". AEA 267. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
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