Hanlontown, Iowa

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Hanlontown, Iowa
City
Location of Hanlontown, Iowa
Location of Hanlontown, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°16′51″N 93°22′46″W / 43.28083°N 93.37944°W / 43.28083; -93.37944Coordinates: 43°16′51″N 93°22′46″W / 43.28083°N 93.37944°W / 43.28083; -93.37944
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Worth
Founded October 9, 1899[1]
Incorporated January 18, 1902[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,204 ft (367 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 226
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 225
 • Density 233.0/sq mi (90.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50444
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-34185
GNIS feature ID 0457231

Hanlontown is a city in Worth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 226 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Hanlontown, Iowa was founded on October 9, 1899 when a portion of the Chicago and North Western Railroad was built in the southwestern part of Worth County. It was named for the property owner, James Hanlon, and was incorporated on January 18, 1902.[1]

Geography[edit]

Hanlontown is located at 43°16′51″N 93°22′46″W / 43.28083°N 93.37944°W / 43.28083; -93.37944 (43.280883, -93.379370).[5]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1910 129 —    
1920 202 +56.6%
1930 190 −5.9%
1940 260 +36.8%
1950 257 −1.2%
1960 193 −24.9%
1970 182 −5.7%
1980 213 +17.0%
1990 193 −9.4%
2000 229 +18.7%
2010 226 −1.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 226 people, 90 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 233.0 inhabitants per square mile (90.0 /km2). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 99.0 per square mile (38.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 90 households of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 36.7 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 229 people, 90 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 235.9 people per square mile (91.2/km²). There were 97 housing units at an average density of 99.9 per square mile (38.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 0.44% African American, 0.87% Asian, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.37% of the population.

There were 90 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

28.8% are under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $46,458. Males had a median income of $29,792 versus $22,778 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,320. About 3.0% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 7.4% of those sixty five or over.

Town celebration[edit]

Hanlontown celebrates the annual "Sundown Days" on June 21 (or the weekend before) every year. The celebration coincides with the sun setting on the railroad tracks and making them appear golden.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Savage, Tom (2007). A dictionary of Iowa place-names. University of Iowa Press. p. 103. ISBN 1587295318. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  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. 
  7. ^ http://m.dmregister.com/news.jsp?key=479720