Garner, Iowa

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Garner, Iowa
City
Hancock County Courthouse
Hancock County Courthouse
Motto: The Jewel In The Crown Of Iowa
Location of Garner, Iowa
Location of Garner, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°5′53″N 93°36′15″W / 43.09806°N 93.60417°W / 43.09806; -93.60417Coordinates: 43°5′53″N 93°36′15″W / 43.09806°N 93.60417°W / 43.09806; -93.60417
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
Incorporated November 19, 1881 [1]
Area[2]
 • Total 2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)
 • Land 2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,211 ft (369 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,129
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 3,091
 • Density 1,518.9/sq mi (586.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50438
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-29955
GNIS feature ID 0456845

Garner is a city in and the county seat of Hancock County, Iowa, United States.[5] The population was 3,129 in the 2010 census, an increase from 2,922 in the 2000 census.[6][7]

History[edit]

Garner was named after Col. W. W. Garner, a civil engineer on the Rock Island Railroad. In 1870, Garner was platted by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway and was incorporated in 1881 with a population of 321 at that time. In the 1880s, the Duesenberg brothers, who later went on to build the Duesenberg automobile, operated a bicycle sales and repair business in Garner.[8]

Geography[edit]

Garner is located at 43°5′53″N 93°36′15″W / 43.09806°N 93.60417°W / 43.09806; -93.60417 (43.098189, -93.604028),[9] on the East Branch Iowa River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Garner
population history
Census Pop.
1880 321
1890 679 111.5%
1900 1,288 89.7%
1910 1,028 −20.2%
1920 1,311 27.5%
1930 1,241 −5.3%
1940 1,549 24.8%
1950 1,696 9.5%
1960 1,990 17.3%
1970 2,257 13.4%
1980 2,908 28.8%
1990 2,916 0.3%
2000 2,922 0.2%
2010 3,129 7.1%
Iowa Data Center [7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,129 people, 1,301 households, and 881 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,518.9 inhabitants per square mile (586.5/km2). There were 1,380 housing units at an average density of 669.9 per square mile (258.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 1,301 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 41.6 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 2,922 people, 1,192 households, and 822 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,398.7 people per square mile (539.8/km²). There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 599.3 per square mile (231.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.97% White, 0.03% African American, 0.38% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 1,192 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

Age spread: 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,750, and the median income for a family was $48,514. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $19,741 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,976. About 4.7% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIST OF INCORPORATED CITIES". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  7. ^ a b "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Garner History and Culture". Garner City and Community Website. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "BALDUS, Alvin James". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  12. ^ "Duesenberg, Frederick and August". The Des Moines Register. September 20, 2004. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Representative Henry Vincent Rayhons (IA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Representative Linda L. Upmeyer (IA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 

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