Delhi, Iowa

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Delhi, Iowa
City
Location of Delhi, Iowa
Location of Delhi, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°25′41″N 91°19′48″W / 42.42806°N 91.33000°W / 42.42806; -91.33000Coordinates: 42°25′41″N 91°19′48″W / 42.42806°N 91.33000°W / 42.42806; -91.33000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Delaware
Area[1]
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 460
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 464
 • Density 474.2/sq mi (183.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52223
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-19675
GNIS feature ID 0455871

Delhi /ˈdɛlh/ DEL-hy is a city in Delaware County, Iowa, United States. The population was 460 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Delhi was founded in the early 1840s. The county seat was once located there.[4]

Geography[edit]

Delhi is located at 42°25′41″N 91°19′48″W / 42.42806°N 91.33000°W / 42.42806; -91.33000 (42.428028, -91.329971)[5] near the Maquoketa River. The Delhi Dam on the river in Delhi's southwest created Hartwick Lake. A portion of the dam failed on July 24, 2010, flooding areas downstream.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), of which, 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Delhi is located on State Highway 38.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1910 375 —    
1920 390 +4.0%
1930 399 +2.3%
1940 421 +5.5%
1950 383 −9.0%
1960 464 +21.1%
1970 527 +13.6%
1980 511 −3.0%
1990 485 −5.1%
2000 458 −5.6%
2010 460 +0.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 460 people, 206 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 474.2 inhabitants per square mile (183.1 /km2). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 232.0 per square mile (89.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 206 households of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% 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 2.77.

The median age in the city was 44.6 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 458 people, 199 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 470.8 people per square mile (182.3/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 224.1 per square mile (86.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.56% White, 0.00% African American, 0.22% Asian, and 0.22% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 199 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,636, and the median income for a family was $46,607. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $21,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,751. About 6.7% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ The History of Delaware County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 515. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Iowa dam fails, threatens Iowa towns". msnbc.com. 24 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.