Location of Blockton, Iowa
|• Total||0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)|
|• Land||0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,122 ft (342 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||190|
|• Density||295.4/sq mi (114.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454691|
Blockton was founded by the Mormons in 1861, and it was originally known as Mormontown. After the Mormons left the area, the Chicago Great Western Railway was built through the town and it was renamed Blockton in honor of W. T. Block, a railroad official.
|Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center|
As of the census of 2010, there were 192 people, 86 households, and 53 families residing in the city. The population density was 295.4 inhabitants per square mile (114.1/km2). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 169.2 per square mile (65.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.5% White and 0.5% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
There were 86 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 43.7 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 192 people, 91 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 296.7 people per square mile (114.0/km2). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 173.1 per square mile (66.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.96% White, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.
There were 91 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% 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 2.75.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,413. About 12.7% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.5% of those sixty five or over.
- Bourke B. Hickenlooper (1896–1971) lieutenant governor then 29th Governor of Iowa then 4 term U.S. Senator.
- Eldon Stroburg (born 1927), former state representative and farmer
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