Fredericksburg, Iowa

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Fredericksburg, Iowa
City
Nickname(s): Dairy Capital of Iowa
Motto: "A Place to Visit, to Live and to Call Home"[1]
Location of Fredericksburg, Iowa
Location of Fredericksburg, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°57′53″N 92°11′54″W / 42.96472°N 92.19833°W / 42.96472; -92.19833Coordinates: 42°57′53″N 92°11′54″W / 42.96472°N 92.19833°W / 42.96472; -92.19833
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Chickasaw
Area[2]
 • Total 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Land 0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,076 ft (328 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 931
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 925
 • Density 1,082.6/sq mi (418.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50630
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-28965
GNIS feature ID 0456750
Website Fredericksburg, Iowa Website

Fredericksburg is a city in Chickasaw County, Iowa, United States. The population was 931 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Fredericksburg was incorporated on December 18, 1894.[5] The city was named after Frederick Padden, a local settler who platted the village in 1856.[6][7] In the late 1800s, Dr. William S. Pitts, a local physician and composer who wrote The Church in the Wildwood, served as mayor of the town.

Geography[edit]

Fredericksburg is located at 42°57′53″N 92°11′54″W / 42.96472°N 92.19833°W / 42.96472; -92.19833 (42.964586, -92.198465).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 203 —    
1890 321 +58.1%
1900 565 +76.0%
1910 558 −1.2%
1920 624 +11.8%
1930 567 −9.1%
1940 649 +14.5%
1950 701 +8.0%
1960 797 +13.7%
1970 912 +14.4%
1980 1,075 +17.9%
1990 1,011 −6.0%
2000 984 −2.7%
2010 931 −5.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 931 people, 427 households, and 260 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,082.6 inhabitants per square mile (418.0 /km2). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 537.2 per square mile (207.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 427 households of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 984 people, 407 households, and 275 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,143.9 people per square mile (441.8/km²). There were 444 housing units at an average density of 516.1 per square mile (199.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.09% White, 0.30% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 407 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% 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 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,938, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $30,769 versus $21,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,956. About 5.2% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fredericksburg, Iowa". Fredericksburg, Iowa. Retrieved August 31, 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. ^ "Fredericksburg, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ Fairbairn, Robert Herd (1919). History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 299. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Fredericksburg, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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