Hartford, Iowa

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Hartford, Iowa
City
Location of Hartford, Iowa
Location of Hartford, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°27′35″N 93°24′8″W / 41.45972°N 93.40222°W / 41.45972; -93.40222Coordinates: 41°27′35″N 93°24′8″W / 41.45972°N 93.40222°W / 41.45972; -93.40222
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Warren
Area[1]
 • Total 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 771
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 764
 • Density 748.5/sq mi (289.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50118
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-34680
GNIS feature ID 0457295

Hartford is a city in Warren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 771 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Hartford was laid out in 1849 by John D. Hartman.[4] John D. Hartman was the father of an Indianola mayor.[5]

Geography[edit]

Hartford is located at 41°27′35″N 93°24′8″W / 41.45972°N 93.40222°W / 41.45972; -93.40222 (41.459662, -93.402089).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 218 —    
1930 207 −5.0%
1940 207 +0.0%
1950 221 +6.8%
1960 271 +22.6%
1970 582 +114.8%
1980 761 +30.8%
1990 768 +0.9%
2000 759 −1.2%
2010 771 +1.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 771 people, 279 households, and 208 families residing in the city. The population density was 748.5 inhabitants per square mile (289.0 /km2). There were 299 housing units at an average density of 290.3 per square mile (112.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 279 households of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 33.3 years. 30.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 9.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 759 people, 271 households, and 208 families residing in the city. The population density was 778.9 people per square mile (302.1/km²). There were 282 housing units at an average density of 289.4 per square mile (112.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.13% White, 1.98% Native American, 1.98% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

There were 271 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,539, and the median income for a family was $45,125. Males had a median income of $31,726 versus $25,882 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,141. About 2.4% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Carlisle Community Schools operates public schools. One school, Hartford Upper Elementary School (grades 4-5), is in Hartford.[8]

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. ^ The History of Warren County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c, Volume 1. Higginson Book Company. 1879. p. 496. 
  5. ^ History of Warren County, Iowa: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1908. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. 1908. p. 339. 
  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. 
  8. ^ "About Hartford Upper Elementary." (Archive) Carlisle Community Schools. Retrieved on April 3, 2013.