Granger, Iowa

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Granger, Iowa
City
Location of Granger, Iowa
Location of Granger, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°45′42″N 93°49′26″W / 41.76167°N 93.82389°W / 41.76167; -93.82389Coordinates: 41°45′42″N 93°49′26″W / 41.76167°N 93.82389°W / 41.76167; -93.82389
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Dallas, Polk
Area[1]
 • Total 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 889 ft (271 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,244
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,346
 • Density 857.9/sq mi (331.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50109
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-32160
GNIS feature ID 0457046

Granger is a city in Dallas and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1244 at the 2010 census, up 113% from 583 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Granger is located at 41°45′42″N 93°49′26″W / 41.76167°N 93.82389°W / 41.76167; -93.82389 (41.761672, -93.823921).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

"Hot" and "Cold" water towers
Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1910 225 —    
1920 324 +44.0%
1930 319 −1.5%
1940 324 +1.6%
1950 300 −7.4%
1960 468 +56.0%
1970 661 +41.2%
1980 619 −6.4%
1990 624 +0.8%
2000 583 −6.6%
2010 1,244 +113.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,244 people, 461 households, and 330 families residing in the city. The population density was 857.9 inhabitants per square mile (331.2 /km2). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 337.9 per square mile (130.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 461 households of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 32 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34.7% were from 25 to 44; 17.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 583 people, 245 households, and 150 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,136.6 people per square mile (441.4/km²). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 516.6 per square mile (200.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.63% White, 0.17% African American, 0.86% Asian, 0.34% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 245 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.9% 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 2.18 and the average family size was 2.85.

21.4% are under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,442, and the median income for a family was $47,750. Males had a median income of $34,125 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,110. About 2.8% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Water towers[edit]

Granger is well known for having two water towers, with one labeled HOT and the other labeled COLD.

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.