Brayton, Iowa

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Brayton, Iowa
City
Location of Brayton, Iowa
Location of Brayton, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°32′43″N 94°55′33″W / 41.54528°N 94.92583°W / 41.54528; -94.92583Coordinates: 41°32′43″N 94°55′33″W / 41.54528°N 94.92583°W / 41.54528; -94.92583
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Audubon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,207 ft (368 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 128
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 122
 • Density 206.5/sq mi (79.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50042
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-08200
GNIS feature ID 0454809

Brayton is a city in Audubon County, Iowa, United States, along the East Nishnabotna River. The population was 128 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Brayton was laid out in 1878.[4] Brayton was the name of a railroad employee.[5] The first school was opened in Brayton in 1896.[4]

Geography[edit]

Brayton is located at 41°32′43″N 94°55′33″W / 41.54528°N 94.92583°W / 41.54528; -94.92583 (41.545283, -94.925865).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 38 —    
1890 124 +226.3%
1900 141 +13.7%
1910 137 −2.8%
1920 244 +78.1%
1930 236 −3.3%
1940 217 −8.1%
1950 239 +10.1%
1960 225 −5.9%
1970 151 −32.9%
1980 170 +12.6%
1990 148 −12.9%
2000 145 −2.0%
2010 128 −11.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 128 people, 62 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 206.5 inhabitants per square mile (79.7/km2). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 112.9 per square mile (43.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 62 households of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.8% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 43 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 145 people, 67 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 235.4 people per square mile (90.3/km²). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 118.5 per square mile (45.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.31% White and 0.69% Native American.

There were 67 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 33.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,875, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $15,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,166. There were none of the families and 3.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 1.8% of those over 64.

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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. ^ a b Andrews, Henry Franklin (1915). History of Audubon County, Iowa: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. Brookhaven Press. p. 281. 
  5. ^ Tom Savage (1 August 2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-58729-759-5. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.