Doon, Iowa

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Doon, Iowa
City
Location of Doon, Iowa
Location of Doon, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°16′43″N 96°13′55″W / 43.27861°N 96.23194°W / 43.27861; -96.23194Coordinates: 43°16′43″N 96°13′55″W / 43.27861°N 96.23194°W / 43.27861; -96.23194
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Lyon
Incorporated 1892
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Tim Mantel
Area[1]
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,296 ft (395 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 577
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 591
 • Density 1,012.3/sq mi (390.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51235
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-21900
GNIS feature ID 0455957
Website City of Doon

Doon is a city in Lyon County, Iowa, United States, along the Rock River. The population was 577 at the 2010 census. The BNSF, or Burlington, Northern & Santa Fe Railway, passes through Doon.

History[edit]

Main Street in 1922

Located on a plateau on the eastern bank of the Rock River, the city was named after the River Doon in Scotland,[4] made famous as the subject of Robert Burns' poem, "The Banks O' Doon". Founded by G. W. Bowers and A. H. Davison on September 6, 1889, the railway town was connected first by the Rock Valley Railway, followed by the Iowa & Dakota Railroad. The city was incorporated on March 8, 1892.

Geography[edit]

Doon is located at 43°16′43″N 96°13′55″W / 43.27861°N 96.23194°W / 43.27861; -96.23194 (43.278727, -96.231922).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.[1] Doon is drained by the Rock River, a tributary of the Big Sioux River.

The city is crossed by US 75.svg U.S. Route 75 and Iowa 167.svg Iowa Highway 167.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 545 —    
1910 581 +6.6%
1920 576 −0.9%
1930 576 +0.0%
1940 576 +0.0%
1950 517 −10.2%
1960 436 −15.7%
1970 437 +0.2%
1980 537 +22.9%
1990 476 −11.4%
2000 533 +12.0%
2010 577 +8.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 577 people, 214 households, and 150 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,012.3 inhabitants per square mile (390.9 /km2). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 393.0 per square mile (151.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 1.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 214 households of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 20.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.6% male and 45.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 533 people, 202 households, and 151 families residing in the city. The population density was 924.1 people per square mile (354.8/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 376.2 per square mile (144.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.81% White and 0.19% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 202 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 116.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,281, and the median income for a family was $39,773. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,698. About 6.4% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable resident[edit]

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108. 
  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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