Lambs Grove, Iowa

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Lambs Grove, Iowa
City
Location of Lambs Grove, Iowa
Location of Lambs Grove, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°42′4″N 93°4′42″W / 41.70111°N 93.07833°W / 41.70111; -93.07833Coordinates: 41°42′4″N 93°4′42″W / 41.70111°N 93.07833°W / 41.70111; -93.07833
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jasper
Area[1]
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 172
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 171
 • Density 1,720.0/sq mi (664.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50208
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-42870
GNIS feature ID 0458212

Lambs Grove is a city in Jasper County, Iowa, United States. The population was 172 as of the 2010 Census; down from 225 recorded in the 2000 Census.

Geography[edit]

Lambs Grove is located at 41°42′4″N 93°4′42″W / 41.70111°N 93.07833°W / 41.70111; -93.07833 (41.701199, -93.078282).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.[1] There is a small creek that runs though Lambs Grove. Also, there is Hat Rock Park which is near the center of the town.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1927 by E. C. and Jennie Ogg and named after Richard Lamb, Jennie Ogg's father.[5] It was incorporated on December 29, 1952.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1960 234 —    
1970 239 +2.1%
1980 228 −4.6%
1990 212 −7.0%
2000 225 +6.1%
2010 172 −23.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 172 people, 73 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,720.0 inhabitants per square mile (664.1/km2). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 800.0 per square mile (308.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 2.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 73 households of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 225 people, 80 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,220.2 people per square mile (868.7/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 789.4 per square mile (308.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.78% White and 2.22% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 80 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,000, and the median income for a family was $65,417. Males had a median income of $45,000 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,923. About 6.2% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b Tom Savage. A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names, University of Iowa Press, 2007. Page 126.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.