Farley, Iowa

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Farley, Iowa
City
Motto: "Heart of the Cornbelt"
Location in the State of Iowa
Location in the State of Iowa
Coordinates: 42°26′38″N 91°0′34″W / 42.44389°N 91.00944°W / 42.44389; -91.00944Coordinates: 42°26′38″N 91°0′34″W / 42.44389°N 91.00944°W / 42.44389; -91.00944
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dubuque
Incorporated June 23, 1879
Area[1]
 • City 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Land 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,119 ft (341 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 1,537
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,563
 • Density 830.8/sq mi (320.8/km2)
 • Metro 92,384
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52046
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-26760
GNIS feature ID 0456539
Website www.farleyiowa.com
Population history of Farley, Iowa (1940-2006).

Farley is a city in Dubuque County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Dubuque, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,537 at the 2010 census, up from 1,334 at the 2000 census. Farley is the sixth-largest city in Dubuque County.

Farley is home to a 1/2 mile dirt race track, the Farley Speedway.

History[edit]

Farley had its start in the 1850s the building of the Dubuque & Sioux City railroad through that territory.[4] Farley was named for the superintendent of the Sioux City Railroad.[5]

Geography[edit]

Farley is located at 42°26′38″N 91°0′34″W / 42.44389°N 91.00944°W / 42.44389; -91.00944 (42.443999, -91.009385).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.85 square miles (4.79 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 471 —    
1890 582 +23.6%
1900 513 −11.9%
1910 676 +31.8%
1920 651 −3.7%
1930 657 +0.9%
1940 739 +12.5%
1950 745 +0.8%
1960 920 +23.5%
1970 1,096 +19.1%
1980 1,287 +17.4%
1990 1,348 +4.7%
2000 1,334 −1.0%
2010 1,537 +15.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,537 people, 575 households, and 425 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.8 inhabitants per square mile (320.8 /km2). There were 586 housing units at an average density of 316.8 per square mile (122.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 575 households of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 33.8 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,334 people, 491 households, and 365 families residing in the city. The population density was 948.8 people per square mile (365.3/km²). There were 513 housing units at an average density of 364.9 per square mile (140.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.88% White, 0.15% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 491 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.25.

30.3% are under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,333, and the median income for a family was $48,854. Males had a median income of $32,328 versus $20,476 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,186. About 4.5% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Law and government[edit]

The mayor of Farley is Jeff Simon. In the Iowa General Assembly, Farley is represented by Senator Tom Hancock (D-Epworth) in the Iowa Senate, and Representative Ray Zirkelbach (D-Monticello) in the Iowa House of Representatives. At the federal level, it is within Iowa's 1st congressional district, represented by Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Farley, and all of Iowa, are represented by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R) and Tom Harkin (D).

Education[edit]

All public school students living in Farley are zoned to schools in the Western Dubuque Community School District. Elementary school students are zoned to Drexler Elementary School (in Farley) for grades K-5. Middle school students are zoned to Drexler Middle School (also in Farley), and high school students are zoned to Western Dubuque High School, which is in nearby Epworth, Iowa.

Like many other rural communities in Iowa, Farley also has a private school. Seton Catholic Elementary School- Farley is one of three buildings that comprise Seton Catholic Elementary School, and is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque. For grades 1-2, students go to the building in Epworth, for grades 3-5, students attend the building in Peosta, Iowa, and for grades 6-8, students go to the building in Farley. For high school, parochial students attend Beckman High School in Dyersville, Iowa or Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa.

Notable people[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. ^ The History of Dubuque County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical. 1880. p. 719. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 124. 
  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. ^ "BIOGRAPHIES OF GEOLOGISTS". Ohio State University Libraries. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 

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