Kensett, Iowa

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Kensett, Iowa
City
Location of Kensett, Iowa
Location of Kensett, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°21′14″N 93°12′31″W / 43.35389°N 93.20861°W / 43.35389; -93.20861Coordinates: 43°21′14″N 93°12′31″W / 43.35389°N 93.20861°W / 43.35389; -93.20861
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Worth
Area[1]
 • Total 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Land 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,217 ft (371 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 266
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 261
 • Density 173.9/sq mi (67.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50448
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-40665
GNIS feature ID 0458045

Kensett is a city in Worth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 266 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Kensett was platted in 1872 shortly after the railroad was built through that territory in 1871.[4]

Geography[edit]

Kensett is located at 43°21′14″N 93°12′31″W / 43.35389°N 93.20861°W / 43.35389; -93.20861 (43.353859, -93.208560).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 459 —    
1910 360 −21.6%
1920 338 −6.1%
1930 394 +16.6%
1940 392 −0.5%
1950 424 +8.2%
1960 409 −3.5%
1970 361 −11.7%
1980 360 −0.3%
1990 298 −17.2%
2000 280 −6.0%
2010 266 −5.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 266 people, 125 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 173.9 inhabitants per square mile (67.1 /km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 92.8 per square mile (35.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 1.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 125 households of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.60.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 15% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 36.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 280 people, 131 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 183.5 people per square mile (70.7/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 93.7 per square mile (36.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 131 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 35.1% 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 2.14 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,500, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,601. About 14.3% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.0% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ Clyde, Jefferson F. (1918). History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 351. 
  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.