Beaver, Iowa

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Beaver, Iowa
City
Location of Beaver, Iowa
Location of Beaver, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°2′16″N 94°8′28″W / 42.03778°N 94.14111°W / 42.03778; -94.14111Coordinates: 42°2′16″N 94°8′28″W / 42.03778°N 94.14111°W / 42.03778; -94.14111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Boone
Township Amaqua
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 48
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 48
 • Density 192.0/sq mi (74.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50031
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-05185
GNIS feature ID 0454432

Beaver is a city in Amaqua Township, Boone County, Iowa, United States. The population was 48 at the 2010 census. It is part of the 'Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Beaver is located at 42°2′16″N 94°8′28″W / 42.03778°N 94.14111°W / 42.03778; -94.14111 (42.037808, -94.141096).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 132 —    
1930 111 −15.9%
1940 126 +13.5%
1950 114 −9.5%
1960 115 +0.9%
1970 113 −1.7%
1980 85 −24.8%
1990 46 −45.9%
2000 53 +15.2%
2010 48 −9.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 48 people, 20 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density was 192.0 inhabitants per square mile (74.1/km2). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 112.0 per square mile (43.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 20 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20% 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 3.08.

The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.9% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 20.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.8% male and 56.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 53 people, 21 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 207.0 people per square mile (78.7/km²). There were 26 housing units at an average density of 101.5 per square mile (38.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.34% White, 1.89% Native American, 1.89% Asian, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 21 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% 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 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 71.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 62.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,020. There were no families and 1.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.

Economy[edit]

Beaver maintains a functional grain elevator, which is the only form of business in the town.

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.