Blanchard, Iowa

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Blanchard, Iowa
City
Location of Blanchard, Iowa
Location of Blanchard, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°34′47″N 95°13′15″W / 40.57972°N 95.22083°W / 40.57972; -95.22083Coordinates: 40°34′47″N 95°13′15″W / 40.57972°N 95.22083°W / 40.57972; -95.22083
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Page
Area[1]
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 38
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 37
 • Density 165.2/sq mi (63.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51630
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-06895
GNIS feature ID 0454681

Blanchard is a city in Page County, Iowa, United States. The population was 38 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Blanchard was laid out in 1879, and a post office was established that same year. It was incorporated as a town in 1880.[4]

Geography[edit]

Blanchard is located at 40°34′47″N 95°13′15″W / 40.57972°N 95.22083°W / 40.57972; -95.22083 (40.579649, -95.220889).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

The city is the southern limit of the Wabash Trace, a former rail line converted to bicycle trail. It has a tiny gas station, which lies partly in Missouri and partly in Iowa. Colorful signs on the property inform the motorist of his exact location. A Cropmate nitrogen fertilizer plant is located two miles north of Blanchard.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 321 —    
1890 432 +34.6%
1900 520 +20.4%
1910 408 −21.5%
1920 429 +5.1%
1930 347 −19.1%
1940 259 −25.4%
1950 214 −17.4%
1960 174 −18.7%
1970 139 −20.1%
1980 101 −27.3%
1990 67 −33.7%
2000 61 −9.0%
2010 38 −37.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 38 people, 18 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 165.2 inhabitants per square mile (63.8/km2). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 95.7 per square mile (36.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 18 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% 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 2.58.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 10.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.5% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% 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[6] of 2000, there were 61 people, 28 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 270.9 people per square mile (102.4/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 137.7 per square mile (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 28 households out of which 25.0% of the households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.71.

21.3% are under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,226. There were 9.5% of families and 5.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64. Notable People: Pat Ragan, major league baseball pitcher

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. ^ Kershaw, W. L. (1909). History of Page County, Iowa. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 454. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Pat Ragan at Baseballreference.com