Aurelia, Iowa

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Aurelia, Iowa
City
Location of Aurelia, Iowa
Location of Aurelia, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°42′51″N 95°26′5″W / 42.71417°N 95.43472°W / 42.71417; -95.43472Coordinates: 42°42′51″N 95°26′5″W / 42.71417°N 95.43472°W / 42.71417; -95.43472
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cherokee
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,391 ft (424 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,036
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,032
 • Density 996.2/sq mi (384.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51005
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-03745
GNIS feature ID 0454283

Aurelia is a city in Cherokee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,036 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Aurelia was founded in 1873 as a stop along the Illinois Central Railroad branch connecting Sioux City, Iowa to Chicago, Illinois. This was the only railroad connecting the two Midwestern hubs and so gave birth to many Railroad towns. Aurelia was named for the youngest daughter of the owner of the raildroad, John Insley Blair, who died in 1866.[4] The location of Aurelia was only set after a last minute change in the railroad design that saw it redirect to go through LeMars and Cherokee, rather than connect Sioux City directly to Storm Lake.

Geography[edit]

Aurelia is located at 42°42′51″N 95°26′05″W / 42.714055°N 95.434696°W / 42.714055; -95.434696.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Aurelia
population history
Census Pop.
1880 225
1890 663 194.7%
1900 621 −6.3%
1910 625 0.6%
1920 708 13.3%
1930 723 2.1%
1940 752 4.0%
1950 807 7.3%
1960 904 12.0%
1970 1,065 17.8%
1980 1,143 7.3%
1990 1,034 −9.5%
2000 1,062 2.7%
2010 1,036 −2.4%
Iowa Data Center [6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,036 people, 426 households, and 299 families residing in the city. The population density was 996.2 inhabitants per square mile (384.6 /km2). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 429.8 per square mile (165.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 426 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,062 people, 424 households, and 295 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,015.2 people per square mile (390.5/km²). There were 469 housing units at an average density of 448.3 per square mile (172.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.87% White, 0.09% African American, 0.19% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 424 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% 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 2.88.

23.6% were under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,250, and the median income for a family was $44,135. Males had a median income of $30,259 versus $19,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,417. About 3.0% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Aurelia is home to Aurelia Community School, which serves grades K-12, but starting in 2011-12 will house only K-8 as part of a whole grade sharing agreement with nearby Alta Community School. The current high school building will be home to the 7-8 graders from both Alta and Aurelia, while Aurelia's K-6 will remain in the elementary building.

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. ^ http://findingaids.princeton.edu/collections/C0934?view=onepage
  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. 

External links[edit]

  • Welcome to Aurelia Portal style website, Government, Business, Activities and more
  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Aurelia