Letts, Iowa

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Letts, Iowa
City
Location of Letts, Iowa
Location of Letts, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°19′45″N 91°14′11″W / 41.32917°N 91.23639°W / 41.32917; -91.23639Coordinates: 41°19′45″N 91°14′11″W / 41.32917°N 91.23639°W / 41.32917; -91.23639
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Louisa
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 384
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 379
 • Density 650.8/sq mi (251.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52754
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-44715
GNIS feature ID 0458297
Website http://www.letts-city.t15.org/

Letts is a city in Louisa County, Iowa, United States established in 1855. The population was 384 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area. The name is from local benefactor, Maddison Letts.

Geography[edit]

Letts is located at 41°19′45″N 91°14′11″W / 41.32917°N 91.23639°W / 41.32917; -91.23639 (41.329049, -91.236356).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1870 88 —    
1880 300 +240.9%
1890 325 +8.3%
1900 387 +19.1%
1910 433 +11.9%
1920 417 −3.7%
1930 329 −21.1%
1940 362 +10.0%
1950 404 +11.6%
1960 392 −3.0%
1970 434 +10.7%
1980 473 +9.0%
1990 390 −17.5%
2000 392 +0.5%
2010 384 −2.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 384 people, 148 households, and 110 families residing in the city. The population density was 650.8 inhabitants per square mile (251.3 /km2). There were 153 housing units at an average density of 259.3 per square mile (100.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.5% Native American, 1.8% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 148 households of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 392 people, 146 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 706.3 people per square mile (275.2/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 272.1 per square mile (106.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.68% White, 0.51% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.

There were 146 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,285. About 4.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.