Lansing, Iowa

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Lansing, Iowa
City
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Location of Lansing, Iowa
Location of Lansing, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°21′41″N 91°13′24″W / 43.36139°N 91.22333°W / 43.36139; -91.22333Coordinates: 43°21′41″N 91°13′24″W / 43.36139°N 91.22333°W / 43.36139; -91.22333
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Allamakee
Township Lansing
Area[1]
 • Total 1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 999
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 978
 • Density 925.0/sq mi (357.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52151
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-43275
GNIS feature ID 0458225

Lansing is a city in Lansing Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 999 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lansing was platted about 1851.[4]

Geography[edit]

Lansing's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 43.361525, -91.223378.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.18 square miles (3.06 km2), of which, 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[1]

Mount Hosmer is located on the north end of Lansing.

Demographics[edit]

Aerial view looking north, January 14, 2001, with Mississippi River at floodstage; the Black Hawk Bridge is visible; Big Lake is immediately north
Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1870 1,755 —    
1880 1,811 +3.2%
1890 1,668 −7.9%
1900 1,438 −13.8%
1910 1,542 +7.2%
1920 1,447 −6.2%
1930 1,321 −8.7%
1940 1,388 +5.1%
1950 1,536 +10.7%
1960 1,325 −13.7%
1970 1,227 −7.4%
1980 1,181 −3.7%
1990 1,007 −14.7%
2000 1,012 +0.5%
2010 999 −1.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 999 people, 451 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 925.0 inhabitants per square mile (357.1 /km2). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 553.7 per square mile (213.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 451 households of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.0% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 50.9 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,012 people, 441 households, and 258 families residing in the city. The population density was 939.4 people per square mile (361.8/km²). There were 573 housing units at an average density of 531.9 per square mile (204.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.10% African American, 0.40% Asian, 0.49% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 441 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% 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 2.87.

Age spread: 20.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,482, and the median income for a family was $34,519. Males had a median income of $26,510 versus $17,596 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,372. About 4.2% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

Lansing is served by Iowa Highway 9, which terminates on the Black Hawk Bridge leading to Wisconsin.

Mississippi River[edit]

Lansing is a river town, right on the main channel of the Mississippi River, and consequently has a resort-like feel from the seasonal recreational boaters.

Education[edit]

Eastern Allamakee Community School District

  • Lansing Middle School
  • Kee High School
  • New Albin Elementary (New Albin is a small town north of Lansing. These two towns have joined together for education.)

News media[edit]

The Waukon Standard is the local newspaper.

Attractions[edit]

  • Old Stone School – Built in 1864
  • Commercial Fishing Museum – Displays Lansing's history as a fishing town including commercial fishing, the pearl button industry, and ice harvesting.
  • Blackhawk Bridge – Built in 1931
  • Mount Hosmer – Named after artist Harriet Hosmer after she climbed to the peak on a visit in 1851. Visitors can drive to the top where they can enjoy beautiful views of the Mississippi River and three states (Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin)
  • Mississippi Explorer – Enjoy a scenic guided boat ride on the Mississippi River
  • Allamakee County Historical Society Museum
  • Fish Farm Mounds
  • Lansing Fish Days
  • Village Creek Bible Camp

Notable people[edit]

  • James Isham Gilbert - Union general during Civil War; settled in Iowa in 1851 where he helped found the town of Lansing.
  • Arnold Kegel - gynecologist and inventor of non-surgical treatments of genital relaxation.
  • Edwin G. Krebs - co-recipient of 1992 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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. ^ Alexander, W. E. (1882). History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa. Western Publishing Company. p. 397. 
  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. 

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