George, Iowa

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George, Iowa
City
Location of George, Iowa
Location of George, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°20′33″N 96°0′4″W / 43.34250°N 96.00111°W / 43.34250; -96.00111Coordinates: 43°20′33″N 96°0′4″W / 43.34250°N 96.00111°W / 43.34250; -96.00111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Lyon
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Gary Siebring
Area[1]
 • Total 2.41 sq mi (6.24 km2)
 • Land 2.40 sq mi (6.22 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,080
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,085
 • Density 450.0/sq mi (173.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51237
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-30225
GNIS feature ID 0456873
Website City of George

George is a city in Lyon County, Iowa, United States, along the Little Rock River. The population was 1,080 at the 2010 census. The ZIP Code for George is 51237.

Geography[edit]

George is located at 43°20′33″N 96°0′4″W / 43.34250°N 96.00111°W / 43.34250; -96.00111 (43.342523, -96.001157).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.41 square miles (6.24 km2), of which, 2.40 square miles (6.22 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 394 —    
1910 606 +53.8%
1920 788 +30.0%
1930 907 +15.1%
1940 1,107 +22.1%
1950 1,210 +9.3%
1960 1,200 −0.8%
1970 1,194 −0.5%
1980 1,241 +3.9%
1990 1,066 −14.1%
2000 1,051 −1.4%
2010 1,080 +2.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,080 people, 451 households, and 302 families residing in the city. The population density was 450.0 inhabitants per square mile (173.7 /km2). There were 504 housing units at an average density of 210.0 per square mile (81.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 451 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 46.9 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 29.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,051 people, 477 households, and 294 families residing in the city. The population density was 439.5 people per square mile (169.8/km²). There were 532 housing units at an average density of 222.5 per square mile (85.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 477 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.74.

19.0% are under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 34.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 livers age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,375, and the median income for a family was $40,250. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $18,350 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,733. About 6.9% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

George and the nearby city of Little Rock share the George-Little Rock School District. George has an elementary school and the George-Little Rock High School. Little Rock has the GLR Middle School combined with an elementary school.[6]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "George–Little Rock Community School". George–Little Rock School District. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bob Locker". BASEBALL-Reference. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 

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