Denver, Iowa

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Denver, Iowa
City
Downtown Denver
Downtown Denver
Motto: "The Mile Wide City"[1]
Location of Denver, Iowa
Location of Denver, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°40′19″N 92°20′1″W / 42.67194°N 92.33361°W / 42.67194; -92.33361Coordinates: 42°40′19″N 92°20′1″W / 42.67194°N 92.33361°W / 42.67194; -92.33361
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Bremer
Area[2]
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Land 1.64 sq mi (4.25 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,780
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,792
 • Density 1,085.4/sq mi (419.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50622
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-20035
GNIS feature ID 0455885
Website The City of Denver, Iowa Website

Denver is a city in Bremer County in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,780 at the 2010 census. It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Denver was originally called Jefferson City, but after the Star Mail Route, a mail service provided to towns having no federal service, was established, the town changed its name. When a federal post office was established in 1863, the name was changed to Denver. The community was incorporated on June 30, 1896.[5]

Geography[edit]

Denver is located at 42°40′19″N 92°20′1″W / 42.67194°N 92.33361°W / 42.67194; -92.33361 (42.672070, -92.333604).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.65 square miles (4.27 km2), of which, 1.64 square miles (4.25 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 102 —    
1910 224 +119.6%
1920 462 +106.2%
1930 500 +8.2%
1940 556 +11.2%
1950 635 +14.2%
1960 831 +30.9%
1970 1,169 +40.7%
1980 1,647 +40.9%
1990 1,600 −2.9%
2000 1,627 +1.7%
2010 1,780 +9.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,780 people, 701 households, and 504 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,085.4 inhabitants per square mile (419.1/km2). There were 731 housing units at an average density of 445.7 per square mile (172.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 701 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.1% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,627 people, 648 households, and 476 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,177.9 people per square mile (455.2/km²). There were 672 housing units at an average density of 486.5 per square mile (188.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.52% White, 0.18% African American, 0.18% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 648 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.

26.4% were under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $53,958. Males had a median income of $41,731 versus $24,830 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,791. About 2.1% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The city of Denver is served by the Denver Community School District.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The City of Denver, Iowa". The City of Denver, 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. ^ "Denver, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  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. 
  8. ^ "Denver Community Schools". Denver Community Schools. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 

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