Bode, Iowa

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Bode, Iowa
City
Location of Bode, Iowa
Location of Bode, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°52′2″N 94°17′16″W / 42.86722°N 94.28778°W / 42.86722; -94.28778Coordinates: 42°52′2″N 94°17′16″W / 42.86722°N 94.28778°W / 42.86722; -94.28778
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Humboldt
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,158 ft (353 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 302
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 300
 • Density 736.6/sq mi (284.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50519
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-07210
GNIS feature ID 0454731

Bode is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 302 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bode had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bode is located at 42°52′02″N 94°17′16″W / 42.867146°N 94.287910°W / 42.867146; -94.287910 (42.867146, -94.287910).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 409 —    
1910 419 +2.4%
1920 513 +22.4%
1930 507 −1.2%
1940 533 +5.1%
1950 492 −7.7%
1960 430 −12.6%
1970 372 −13.5%
1980 406 +9.1%
1990 335 −17.5%
2000 327 −2.4%
2010 302 −7.6%
Source:[6] and [7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 302 people, 130 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 736.6 inhabitants per square mile (284.4 /km2). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 402.4 per square mile (155.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.4% White, 1.3% Native American, 7.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.6% of the population.

There were 130 households of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 41.3 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% 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[8] of 2000, there were 327 people, 148 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 797.6 people per square mile (307.9/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 409.8 per square mile (158.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.11% White, 1.53% Asian, 2.75% Pacific Islander, and 0.61% from two or more races.

There were 148 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 30.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,917, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,014. About 2.1% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Bode is the home of Twin River Valley High School, nicknamed the 'Thunder', the High School for the Twin Rivers School District and the Gilmore City-Bradgate School District. The athletic teams (football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, track, golf, baseball and softball) are usually in the lower classes for sports due to the school's small enrollment. TRV is currently in talks with the Humboldt or West Bend-Mallard High Schools for sharing of education and/or sports.[citation needed]

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 Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 756.  Note that Google Books misspells "Humboldt".
  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. 
  7. ^ Iowa Data Center
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.