Keswick, Iowa

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Keswick, Iowa
City
Location of Keswick, Iowa
Location of Keswick, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°27′14″N 92°14′20″W / 41.45389°N 92.23889°W / 41.45389; -92.23889Coordinates: 41°27′14″N 92°14′20″W / 41.45389°N 92.23889°W / 41.45389; -92.23889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Keokuk
Area[1]
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 246
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 244
 • Density 572.1/sq mi (220.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50136
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-41070
GNIS feature ID 0458061

Keswick is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 246 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway built a 66-mile branch to What Cheer via Keswick in 1879[4][5] The town is named for Keswick, England, the home town of a local woman who had offered lodging to the track-laying crew.[6]

Geography[edit]

Keswick is located at 41°27′14″N 92°14′20″W / 41.45389°N 92.23889°W / 41.45389; -92.23889 (41.453941, -92.238818).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 354 —    
1930 358 +1.1%
1940 307 −14.2%
1950 276 −10.1%
1960 265 −4.0%
1970 257 −3.0%
1980 300 +16.7%
1990 284 −5.3%
2000 295 +3.9%
2010 246 −16.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 246 people, 105 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 572.1 inhabitants per square mile (220.9/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 274.4 per square mile (105.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 1.2% Native American, and 1.2% from two or more races.

There were 105 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 295 people, 115 households, and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 674.2 people per square mile (258.9/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 276.6 per square mile (106.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.98% White, 0.34% Asian, 0.68% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,354, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $22,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,779. About 4.7% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.5% 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. ^ Report of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway Company for the year ending June 30, 1880, Third Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the Year Ending June 30, 1880, Mills, Des Moines, 1880; page 133.
  5. ^ Travelers' Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States and Canada, National Railway Publication Co., New York, July 1881; pages 250-251.
  6. ^ Tom Savage, A Dictionary of Iowa Place Names, University of Iowa Press, 2007; page 122.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.