Huxley, Iowa

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Huxley, Iowa
City
Nickname(s): "Hooxley"
Motto: "Heart Of The Prairie"[1]
Location of Huxley, Iowa
Location of Huxley, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°53′46″N 93°36′10″W / 41.89611°N 93.60278°W / 41.89611; -93.60278Coordinates: 41°53′46″N 93°36′10″W / 41.89611°N 93.60278°W / 41.89611; -93.60278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Story
Government
 • Mayor Nelse Nord
Area[2]
 • Total 3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Land 3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,024 ft (312 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 3,317
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 3,334
 • Density 1,053.0/sq mi (406.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50124
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-37920
GNIS feature ID 0464176
Website City of Huxley, Iowa

Huxley is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,317 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the larger Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Huxley was incorporated on August 27, 1902.[5]

Geography[edit]

Huxley is located at 41°53′46″N 93°36′10″W / 41.895983°N 93.602782°W / 41.895983; -93.602782 (41.895983, -93.602782).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.16 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 336 —    
1920 366 +8.9%
1930 362 −1.1%
1940 392 +8.3%
1950 422 +7.7%
1960 486 +15.2%
1970 937 +92.8%
1980 1,884 +101.1%
1990 2,047 +8.7%
2000 2,316 +13.1%
2010 3,317 +43.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 3,317 people, 1,194 households, and 884 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,053.0 inhabitants per square mile (406.6/km2). There were 1,322 housing units at an average density of 419.7 per square mile (162.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 1,194 households of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.0% were non-families. 20.7% 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 2.78 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the city was 31.2 years. 34.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 20.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,316 people, 917 households, and 631 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,042.9 people per square mile (791.3/km2). There were 964 housing units at an average density of 850.3 per square mile (329.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.41% White, 0.22% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.65% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 917 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

27.2% are under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,068, and the median income for a family was $56,202. Males had a median income of $37,736 versus $29,013 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,172. About 3.5% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Huxley hosts the annual Prairie Festival.

Education[edit]

Huxley is part of the Ballard Community School District.

Cultural References[edit]

Huxley is the home town of the fictional Riley Finn in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Huxley, Iowa". City of Huxley, Iowa. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  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. ^ "Huxley, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  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. 

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