Balltown, Iowa

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Balltown, Iowa
City
Mississippi overlook sign in Balltown, Iowa
Mississippi overlook sign in Balltown, Iowa
Location of Balltown, Iowa
Location of Balltown, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°38′15″N 90°52′7″W / 42.63750°N 90.86861°W / 42.63750; -90.86861Coordinates: 42°38′15″N 90°52′7″W / 42.63750°N 90.86861°W / 42.63750; -90.86861
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dubuque
Area[1]
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,204 ft (367 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 68
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 68
 • Density 755.6/sq mi (291.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-04375
GNIS feature ID 0454338

Balltown is a city in Dubuque County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Dubuque, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 68 at the 2010 census, down from 73 at the 2000 census. Balltown is home to Breitbach's Country Dining, Iowa's oldest restaurant and bar, which was founded in 1852 and rebuilt after its destruction in 2007.[4]

Geography[edit]

Balltown is located at 42°38′15″N 90°52′7″W / 42.63750°N 90.86861°W / 42.63750; -90.86861 (42.637504, -90.868622).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Balltown was named for John Ball, an early settler said to have lived on a Mississippi river island before 1850.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1940 56 —    
1950 49 −12.5%
1960 43 −12.2%
1970 79 +83.7%
1980 106 +34.2%
1990 74 −30.2%
2000 73 −1.4%
2010 68 −6.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 68 people, 31 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 755.6 inhabitants per square mile (291.7/km2). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White and 1.5% from two or more races.

There were 31 households of which 19.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the city was 47 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 30.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 73 people, 29 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,233.4 people per square mile (469.8/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 523.8 per square mile (199.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.78% White and 8.22% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 29 households out of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.91.

19.2% are under the age of 18, 15.1% from 18 to 24, 15.1% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 135.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,241. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

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. ^ Gravelle, Steve. Fire destroys landmark restaurant in Balltown, The Gazette, 2007-12-24. Accessed 2007-12-25.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Klinkenberg, Dean (Oct 1, 2009). Travel Guide-Lansing Iowa to Leclaire: Along the Mississippi River in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin: Lansing Iowa to Leclaire. Dean Klinkenberg. p. 83. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.