Battle Creek, Iowa

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Battle Creek, Iowa
City
Location of Battle Creek, Iowa
Location of Battle Creek, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°19′1″N 95°35′58″W / 42.31694°N 95.59944°W / 42.31694; -95.59944Coordinates: 42°19′1″N 95°35′58″W / 42.31694°N 95.59944°W / 42.31694; -95.59944
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ida
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,198 ft (365 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 713
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 714
 • Density 1,426.0/sq mi (550.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51006
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-04870
GNIS feature ID 0454386

Battle Creek is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 713 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Battle Creek had its start in the year 1877 by the building of the Chicago and North Western Railway through that territory. The town was incorporated in 1880.[4]

Celebrations[edit]

Battle Creek holds a 4th of July celebration every year from July 3 through July 5. In 2015 Battle Creek will be celebrating its 150th July 4th celebration. The slogan for their 150th celebration is Small In Size, Big In Heart which shows how much pride this small town takes in this event. During the celebration there is a parade, fireworks, the Fireman's dance, and you can even enter in the frog jumping contest.[5]

Geography[edit]

Battle Creek is located at 42°19′1″N 95°35′58″W / 42.31694°N 95.59944°W / 42.31694; -95.59944 (42.316842, -95.599583).[6] It is situated on the Maple River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 205 —    
1890 387 +88.8%
1900 542 +40.1%
1910 527 −2.8%
1920 785 +49.0%
1930 804 +2.4%
1940 827 +2.9%
1950 873 +5.6%
1960 786 −10.0%
1970 837 +6.5%
1980 919 +9.8%
1990 818 −11.0%
2000 743 −9.2%
2010 713 −4.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 713 people, 325 households, and 178 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,426.0 inhabitants per square mile (550.6 /km2). There were 368 housing units at an average density of 736.0 per square mile (284.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 325 households of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 26.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 743 people, 325 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,490.5 people per square mile (573.7/km²). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 718.2 per square mile (276.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 325 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,029, and the median income for a family was $39,479. Males had a median income of $25,400 versus $19,931 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,106. About 3.0% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% 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. ^ History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth. Western Publishing Company. 1882. p. 563. 
  5. ^ http://bc4thofjuly.wix.com/bc150th.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.