Ashton, Iowa

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Ashton, Iowa
City
Location of Ashton, Iowa
Location of Ashton, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°18′43″N 95°47′30″W / 43.31194°N 95.79167°W / 43.31194; -95.79167Coordinates: 43°18′43″N 95°47′30″W / 43.31194°N 95.79167°W / 43.31194; -95.79167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Osceola
Area[1]
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,457 ft (444 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 458
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 437
 • Density 453.5/sq mi (175.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51232
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-03295
GNIS feature ID 0454259

Ashton is a city in Osceola County, Iowa, United States. The population was 458 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ashton had its start in the year 1872 by the building of the Sioux City & St. Paul Railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ashton is located at 43°18′43″N 95°47′30″W / 43.31194°N 95.79167°W / 43.31194; -95.79167 (43.311916, -95.791613).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), of which, 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Ashton
population history
Census Pop.
1890 309
1900 513 66.0%
1910 518 1.0%
1920 610 17.8%
1930 568 −6.9%
1940 620 9.2%
1950 588 −5.2%
1960 615 4.6%
1970 483 −21.5%
1980 441 −8.7%
1990 462 4.8%
2000 461 −0.2%
2010 458 −0.7%
Iowa Data Center[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 458 people, 191 households, and 124 families residing in the city. The population density was 453.5 inhabitants per square mile (175.1/km2). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 208.9 per square mile (80.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 191 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 28.8% 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 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 461 people, 192 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 458.6 people per square mile (176.2/km²). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 210.9 per square mile (81.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.22% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 32.8% 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 2.36 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,821, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $17,045 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,848. About 5.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ Past and Present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. B. F. Bowen. 1914. p. 597. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.