Beaverdale, Iowa

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Beaverdale is a neighborhood on the northwest side of Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Although it has never been incorporated, it has retained a distinct and separate identity from the rest of the capital city. Known for its distinctive brick neo-Tudor (Tudorbethan) homes, popularly nicknamed 'Beaverdale Bricks', the community was a popular suburban area during the first half of the 20th century.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.45 square miles (6.36 km²), of which, 2.44 square miles (6.31 km²) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km²) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 952 people, 385 households, and 294 families residing in the town. The population density was 390.8 people per square mile (150.9/km²). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 183.5 per square mile (70.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.6% White, 1.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.


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Coordinates: 40°50′48″N 91°12′31″W / 40.84667°N 91.20861°W / 40.84667; -91.20861