Grand Mound, Iowa

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Grand Mound, Iowa
City
City welcome sign
City welcome sign
Location of Grand Mound, Iowa
Location of Grand Mound, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°49′27″N 90°38′49″W / 41.82417°N 90.64694°W / 41.82417; -90.64694Coordinates: 41°49′27″N 90°38′49″W / 41.82417°N 90.64694°W / 41.82417; -90.64694
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clinton
Area[1]
 • Total 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Land 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 642
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 636
 • Density 352.7/sq mi (136.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52751
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-32025
GNIS feature ID 0457024

Grand Mound is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 642 at the 2010 census. It is the home of the Grandest Mound of all. Citizens enjoy being asked the location of the mound, especially young citizens.

History[edit]

The Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad was built through the town site in 1858, and a train station was built. Grand Mound was platted in 1866.[4]

Education[edit]

Grand Mound is part of the Central Community School District, based in DeWitt. Until 2001, elementary-aged students attended Grand Mound Elementary School with older students being bused to DeWitt. After the closure of Grand Mound (due to declining enrollment and concerns about the building's structural condition), students were bused to elementary schools in Welton and DeWitt; today (with Welton also closed), all elementary-aged students attend school in DeWitt.

Prior to the formation of the Central Clinton School District, Grand Mound had its own junior-senior high school, which operated in the same school building as the elementary school. Sports teams were known as the Cardinals. The last graduating senior class was in 1961, when Grand Mound—along with the Welton and DeWitt school districts—consolidated to form the Central Community School District.

Geography[edit]

Grand Mound is located at 41°49′27″N 90°38′49″W / 41.82417°N 90.64694°W / 41.82417; -90.64694 (41.824275, -90.646815).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 234 —    
1890 247 +5.6%
1900 355 +43.7%
1910 428 +20.6%
1920 463 +8.2%
1930 438 −5.4%
1940 526 +20.1%
1950 526 +0.0%
1960 565 +7.4%
1970 627 +11.0%
1980 674 +7.5%
1990 619 −8.2%
2000 676 +9.2%
2010 642 −5.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Volunteer Fire Department

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 642 people, 243 households, and 185 families residing in the city. The population density was 352.7 inhabitants per square mile (136.2/km2). There were 253 housing units at an average density of 139.0 per square mile (53.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 243 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 675 people, 254 households, and 196 families residing in the city. The population density was 367.9 people per square mile (141.9/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 141.5 per square mile (54.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 0.15% Asian, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 254 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08.

28.1% are under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,411, and the median income for a family was $46,429. Males had a median income of $33,611 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,228. About 4.2% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 8.9% 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. ^ Wolfe, Patrick B. (1911). Wolfe's History of Clinton County, Iowa, Volume 1. B. F. Bowen. p. 319. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.