Lu Verne, Iowa

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Lu Verne, Iowa
City
Location of Lu Verne, Iowa
Location of Lu Verne, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°54′42″N 94°5′1″W / 42.91167°N 94.08361°W / 42.91167; -94.08361Coordinates: 42°54′42″N 94°5′1″W / 42.91167°N 94.08361°W / 42.91167; -94.08361
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Kossuth, Humboldt
Government
 • Mayor Dennis Holmes
Area[1]
 • Total 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Land 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,145 ft (349 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 261
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 258
 • Density 115.5/sq mi (44.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50560
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-47370
GNIS feature ID 0458670

Lu Verne is a city in Humboldt and Kossuth counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 261 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lu Verne was platted in 1880.[4]

Lu Verne was formerly serviced by Iowa Highway 408, which was decommissioned in 1980.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lu Verne is located at 42°54′42″N 94°5′1″W / 42.91167°N 94.08361°W / 42.91167; -94.08361 (42.911638, -94.083618).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.26 square miles (5.85 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 534 —    
1910 501 −6.2%
1920 610 +21.8%
1930 570 −6.6%
1940 576 +1.1%
1950 553 −4.0%
1960 468 −15.4%
1970 380 −18.8%
1980 418 +10.0%
1990 328 −21.5%
2000 299 −8.8%
2010 261 −12.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 261 people, 117 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 115.5 inhabitants per square mile (44.6 /km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 67.3 per square mile (26.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 1.5% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.

There were 117 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 299 people, 131 households, and 85 families residing in the city. The population density was 132.3 inhabitants per square mile (51.1 /km2). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 72.1 per square mile (27.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.33% Native American, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $34,500. Males had a median income of $21,429 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,281. About 14.5% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 6.3% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. [dead link]
  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. ^ Reed, Benjamin F. (1913). History of Kossuth County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 564. 
  5. ^ Jason Hancock. "Highway 408". Iowa Highways. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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