Grafton, Iowa

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Grafton, Iowa
City
Location of Grafton, Iowa
Location of Grafton, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°19′46″N 93°4′13″W / 43.32944°N 93.07028°W / 43.32944; -93.07028Coordinates: 43°19′46″N 93°4′13″W / 43.32944°N 93.07028°W / 43.32944; -93.07028
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Worth
Area[1]
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,230 ft (375 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 252
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 250
 • Density 763.6/sq mi (294.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50440
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-31890
GNIS feature ID 0457012

Grafton is a city in Worth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 252 in the 2010 census, a decrease of 13.1% from the 290 population in the 2000 census.[4][5] It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Grafton had its start in the year 1878 by the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway through that territory.[6]

Geography[edit]

Grafton is located at 43°19′46″N 93°4′13″W / 43.32944°N 93.07028°W / 43.32944; -93.07028 (43.329394, -93.070164).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Grafton
population history
Census Pop.
1900 156
1910 183 17.3%
1920 233 27.3%
1930 249 6.9%
1940 256 2.8%
1950 278 8.6%
1960 273 −1.8%
1970 254 −7.0%
1980 255 0.4%
1990 282 10.6%
2000 290 2.8%
2010 252 −13.1%
Iowa Data Center [5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 252 people, 114 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 763.6 inhabitants per square mile (294.8 /km2). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 381.8 per square mile (147.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.4% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 114 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 290 people, 119 households, and 82 families residing in the city. The population density was 895.8 people per square mile (349.9/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 407.7 per square mile (159.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.97% White, 0.34% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 119 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,594, and the median income for a family was $34,063. Males had a median income of $28,906 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,201. About 2.4% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.2% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ a b "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  6. ^ Clyde, Jefferson F. (1918). History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 356. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Grafton