Greeley, Iowa

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Greeley, Iowa
City
Location of Greeley, Iowa
Location of Greeley, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°35′6″N 91°20′30″W / 42.58500°N 91.34167°W / 42.58500; -91.34167Coordinates: 42°35′6″N 91°20′30″W / 42.58500°N 91.34167°W / 42.58500; -91.34167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Delaware
Area[1]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 256
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 253
 • Density 691.9/sq mi (267.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52050
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-32610
GNIS feature ID 0457092

Greeley is a city in Delaware County, Iowa, United States. The population was 256 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Greeley was platted in 1855. It is named for Horace Greeley. The town of Greeley experienced growth in the 1870s when the Davenport and St. Paul Railroad was built through the settlement.[4]

Geography[edit]

Greeley's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.585115, -91.341725.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 488 —    
1910 383 −21.5%
1920 410 +7.0%
1930 343 −16.3%
1940 403 +17.5%
1950 360 −10.7%
1960 369 +2.5%
1970 323 −12.5%
1980 313 −3.1%
1990 284 −9.3%
2000 276 −2.8%
2010 256 −7.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 256 people, 101 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 691.9 inhabitants per square mile (267.1 /km2). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 291.9 per square mile (112.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 101 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.5% male and 55.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 276 people, 112 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 729.7 people per square mile (280.4/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 312.0 per square mile (119.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,508. About 9.1% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 4.8% of those sixty five or over.

Windfarm[edit]

Located primarily to the west of Greeley, a 41 Megawatt (MW) windfarm was constructed in 2011. The Elk windfarm is owned by RPM Access and consists of 17 Nordex 2.5 MW turbines mounted on 100 meters (330 feet) tall towers. Central Iowa Power Cooperative is purchasing the power generated by the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement and is distributing the power to its member Cooperatives.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

Greeley features prominently in the technothriller novel FreedomTM as a participant in a social experiment called The DarkNet.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Greeley