Grand Junction, Iowa

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Grand Junction, Iowa
City
Location of Grand Junction, Iowa
Location of Grand Junction, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°1′52″N 94°14′7″W / 42.03111°N 94.23528°W / 42.03111; -94.23528Coordinates: 42°1′52″N 94°14′7″W / 42.03111°N 94.23528°W / 42.03111; -94.23528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Greene
Area[1]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,037 ft (316 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 824
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 804
 • Density 849.5/sq mi (328.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50107
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-31980
GNIS feature ID 0457019

Grand Junction is a city in Greene County, Iowa, United States. The population was 824 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Grand Junction took its name from its position at the junction of the Keokuk and Des Moines and the Chicago and Northwestern railroads.[4] Grand Junction was incorporated in 1873.[5]

Geography[edit]

Grand Junction is located at 42°01′52″N 94°14′07″W / 42.031161°N 94.235377°W / 42.031161; -94.235377 (42.031161, -94.235377).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 444 —    
1880 752 +69.4%
1890 932 +23.9%
1900 1,113 +19.4%
1910 1,012 −9.1%
1920 1,010 −0.2%
1930 1,025 +1.5%
1940 1,125 +9.8%
1950 1,036 −7.9%
1960 949 −8.4%
1970 967 +1.9%
1980 970 +0.3%
1990 808 −16.7%
2000 964 +19.3%
2010 824 −14.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 824 people, 329 households, and 199 families residing in the city. The population density was 849.5 inhabitants per square mile (328.0/km2). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 394.8 per square mile (152.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.6% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 329 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 33.4% 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 2.50 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 964 people, 369 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.1 people per square mile (387.7/km2). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 421.8 per square mile (163.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.24% White, 0.10% African American, 0.10% Asian, 1.04% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.20.

30.9% are under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,875, and the median income for a family was $34,875. Males had a median income of $27,727 versus $19,565 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,733. About 11.5% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 141. 
  5. ^ Stillman, Edwin B. (1907). Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa. Brookhaven Press. p. 154. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Grand Junction