Lester, Iowa

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Lester, Iowa
City
Location of Lester, Iowa
Location of Lester, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°26′15″N 96°20′0″W / 43.43750°N 96.33333°W / 43.43750; -96.33333Coordinates: 43°26′15″N 96°20′0″W / 43.43750°N 96.33333°W / 43.43750; -96.33333
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa
County Lyon
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Dan Gerber
Area[1]
 • Total 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Land 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,411 ft (430 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 294
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 296
 • Density 161.5/sq mi (62.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51242
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-44670
GNIS feature ID 0458294 [4]
Website City of Lester

Lester is a city in Lyon County, Iowa, United States. The population was 294 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Lester's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 43.437475, -96.333322.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 225 —    
1910 244 +8.4%
1920 250 +2.5%
1930 231 −7.6%
1940 286 +23.8%
1950 217 −24.1%
1960 239 +10.1%
1970 238 −0.4%
1980 274 +15.1%
1990 257 −6.2%
2000 251 −2.3%
2010 294 +17.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 294 people, 109 households, and 80 families residing in the city. The population density was 161.5 inhabitants per square mile (62.4/km2). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 63.2 per square mile (24.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 4.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.4% of the population.

There were 109 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 34 years. 33% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 251 people, 103 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 138.3 people per square mile (53.5/km²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 60.6 per square mile (23.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.20% White, and 0.80% from two or more races.

There were 103 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $47,083. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,410. About 3.1% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Lester