Arcadia, Iowa

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Arcadia, Iowa
City
Location of Arcadia, Iowa
Location of Arcadia, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°5′13″N 95°2′44″W / 42.08694°N 95.04556°W / 42.08694; -95.04556Coordinates: 42°5′13″N 95°2′44″W / 42.08694°N 95.04556°W / 42.08694; -95.04556
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Carroll
Area[1]
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,447 ft (441 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 484
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 477
 • Density 493.9/sq mi (190.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51430
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-02485
GNIS feature ID 0454218

Arcadia is a city in Carroll County, Iowa, United States. The population was 484 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Arcadia is located at 42°5′13″N 95°2′44″W / 42.08694°N 95.04556°W / 42.08694; -95.04556 (42.086903, -95.045594).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 426 —    
1890 463 +8.7%
1900 405 −12.5%
1910 390 −3.7%
1920 375 −3.8%
1930 391 +4.3%
1940 410 +4.9%
1950 425 +3.7%
1960 437 +2.8%
1970 414 −5.3%
1980 454 +9.7%
1990 485 +6.8%
2000 443 −8.7%
2010 484 +9.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 484 people, 185 households, and 134 families residing in the city. The population density was 493.9 inhabitants per square mile (190.7 /km2). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 199.0 per square mile (76.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 185 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 443 people, 172 households, and 125 families residing in the city. The population density was 453.2 people per square mile (174.5/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 187.2 per square mile (72.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.55% White and 0.45% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,063, and the median income for a family was $45,278. Males had a median income of $28,636 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,584. About 2.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The date of incorporation of Arcadia was 1881. According of the census carried out in the year before, Arcadia had 450 inhabitants. The original name of the town was "Tip Top", chosen for its location on the Missouri-Mississippi Divide and it being Iowa's topographically most elevated town. In 1880, a large fire destroyed most of the business section of Arcadia. Only 2 buildings were spared by the fire. Most of the work for restoring the destroyed buildings was completed within a year after the event.[6]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ History of Carroll County (IAGenWeb), Retrieved on 2008-11-23.