Britt, Iowa

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Britt, Iowa
City
Motto: "Stop, Shop, Live;"[1]
Location of Britt, Iowa
Location of Britt, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°5′47″N 93°48′4″W / 43.09639°N 93.80111°W / 43.09639; -93.80111Coordinates: 43°5′47″N 93°48′4″W / 43.09639°N 93.80111°W / 43.09639; -93.80111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
Area[2]
 • Total 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,227 ft (374 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,069
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,046
 • Density 1,642.1/sq mi (634.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50423
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-08605
GNIS feature ID 0454832
Website City of Britt, Iowa Website

Britt is a city in Hancock County, Iowa, United States, and is the home of the National Hobo Convention. The population was 2,069 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A train depot was built at Britt in 1870 before the town was built up.[5]

Britt was platted in 1878.[6] It is believed to be named for a railroad engineer or brakeman.[7] Britt was incorporated as a city on June 23, 1881.[8]

Geography[edit]

Britt is located at 43°5′47″N 93°48′4″W / 43.09639°N 93.80111°W / 43.09639; -93.80111 (43.096363, -93.801234).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 345 —    
1890 818 +137.1%
1900 1,540 +88.3%
1910 1,303 −15.4%
1920 1,619 +24.3%
1930 1,593 −1.6%
1940 1,813 +13.8%
1950 1,908 +5.2%
1960 2,042 +7.0%
1970 2,069 +1.3%
1980 2,185 +5.6%
1990 2,133 −2.4%
2000 2,052 −3.8%
2010 2,069 +0.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,069 people, 886 households, and 547 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.1 inhabitants per square mile (634.0 /km2). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 777.0 per square mile (300.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 4.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population.

There were 886 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 43.7 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 24% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 2,052 people, 873 households, and 552 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,680.5 people per square mile (649.4/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 761.6 per square mile (294.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.69% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 4.82% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.75% of the population.

There were 873 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,150, and the median income for a family was $41,495. Males had a median income of $28,027 versus $20,611 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,130. About 5.7% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Britt, Iowa". City of Britt, Iowa. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 658. 
  6. ^ History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa. Pioneer Publishing Company. 1917. p. 276. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Britt, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Britt, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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