Ida Grove, Iowa

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Ida Grove, Iowa
City
IdaGroveIA.jpg
Nickname(s): The Grove
Motto: "The Castle Town"[1]
Location of Ida Grove, Iowa
Location of Ida Grove, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°20′40″N 95°28′14″W / 42.34444°N 95.47056°W / 42.34444; -95.47056Coordinates: 42°20′40″N 95°28′14″W / 42.34444°N 95.47056°W / 42.34444; -95.47056
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ida
Area[2]
 • Total 2.11 sq mi (5.46 km2)
 • Land 2.10 sq mi (5.44 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,234 ft (376 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,142
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,140
 • Density 1,020.0/sq mi (393.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51445
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-38010
GNIS feature ID 0457744
Website City of Ida Grove, Iowa

Ida Grove is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,142 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ida County.[5]

History[edit]

Founded in 1871, the town now known as "Old Ida Grove" was located on the north side of the river. However, when the railroad was built through the neighborhood in 1877 on the south side, Ida Grove was relocated there.[6]

Ida Grove was incorporated on May 31, 1878,[7] and was named for the county, which was named for Mount Ida in Greece.[8]

Geography[edit]

Ida Grove is located at 42°20′40″N 95°28′14″W / 42.34444°N 95.47056°W / 42.34444; -95.47056 (42.344394, -95.470540).[9] It is situated on the Maple River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), of which, 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 30 —    
1880 759 +2430.0%
1890 1,563 +105.9%
1900 1,967 +25.8%
1910 1,874 −4.7%
1920 2,020 +7.8%
1930 2,206 +9.2%
1940 2,238 +1.5%
1950 2,202 −1.6%
1960 2,265 +2.9%
1970 2,261 −0.2%
1980 2,285 +1.1%
1990 2,357 +3.2%
2000 2,350 −0.3%
2010 2,142 −8.9%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,142 people, 966 households, and 590 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,020.0 inhabitants per square mile (393.8/km2). There were 1,080 housing units at an average density of 514.3 per square mile (198.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 966 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 46.7 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 2,350 people, 1,017 households, and 639 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,129.7 people per square mile (436.2/km²). There were 1,127 housing units at an average density of 541.8 per square mile (209.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.94% White, 0.09% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 1,017 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.88.

23.9% are under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,341, and the median income for a family was $46,213. Males had a median income of $31,185 versus $19,135 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,698. About 4.6% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Ida Grove, Iowa". City of Ida Grove, 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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth. Western Publishing Company. 1882. pp. 558–559. 
  7. ^ "Ida Grove, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Ida Grove, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Harold Everett Hughes". Find A Grave. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 

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