Ireton, Iowa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Ireton)
Jump to: navigation, search
"Ireton" redirects here. For the surname, see Ireton (surname).
Ireton, Iowa
City
Location of Ireton, Iowa
Location of Ireton, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°58′27″N 96°19′4″W / 42.97417°N 96.31778°W / 42.97417; -96.31778Coordinates: 42°58′27″N 96°19′4″W / 42.97417°N 96.31778°W / 42.97417; -96.31778
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Sioux
Area[1]
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,424 ft (434 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 609
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 609
 • Density 603.0/sq mi (232.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51027
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-38820
GNIS feature ID 0457850
Website City of Ireton

Ireton is a city in Sioux County, Iowa, United States. The population was 609 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ireton was platted in 1882.[4] It was named after Henry Ireton, who served under Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.[4] A post office has been in operation in Ireton since 1882.[5]

Geography[edit]

Ireton is located at 42°58′27″N 96°19′4″W / 42.97417°N 96.31778°W / 42.97417; -96.31778 (42.974206, -96.317640).[6]

Indian Creek, a tributary of the Big Sioux River flows through the northern part of the city.[citation needed]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 412 —    
1900 545 +32.3%
1910 631 +15.8%
1920 730 +15.7%
1930 612 −16.2%
1940 653 +6.7%
1950 573 −12.3%
1960 510 −11.0%
1970 582 +14.1%
1980 588 +1.0%
1990 597 +1.5%
2000 585 −2.0%
2010 609 +4.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 609 people, 246 households, and 174 families residing in the city. The population density was 603.0 inhabitants per square mile (232.8/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 253.5 per square mile (97.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 1.8% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 246 households of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 585 people, 235 households, and 172 families residing in the city. The population density was 581.4 people per square mile (223.6/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 247.5 per square mile (95.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.15% White, 0.17% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 235 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $30,673 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,879. About 1.7% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Ireton, Hawarden, Chatsworth,and surrounding rural areas formed the West Sioux Community School District in the fall of 1959. Prior to that time, education in Ireton was provided by the Ireton Public School. The town is home to the Ireton Elementary Center which offers classes for grades Kindergarten through first.

The town is also home to Ireton Christian School. The Ireton Christian School offers classes for grades Kindergarten through eight. It is a member of Christian Schools International.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 86. 
  5. ^ "County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  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. 

External links[edit]