Maloy, Iowa

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Maloy, Iowa
City
Location of Maloy, Iowa
Location of Maloy, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°40′30″N 94°24′47″W / 40.67500°N 94.41306°W / 40.67500; -94.41306Coordinates: 40°40′30″N 94°24′47″W / 40.67500°N 94.41306°W / 40.67500; -94.41306
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ringgold
Area[1]
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,106 ft (337 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 29
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 29
 • Density 46.8/sq mi (18.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-48675
GNIS feature ID 0458746

Maloy is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa, United States, along the Platte River. The population was 29 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Settlement of the western part of Ringgold County began in the 1850s. Maloy was platted in 1887, in the same year as the railroad arrived. Maloy was incorporated as a city in 1901. In 1917, the two-story brick Maloy High School was built; after serving from 1920 to 1952, it became an elementary school in the Mount Ayr Community School District.[citation needed]

A major fire on June 17, 1931, razed the Catholic Church, five businesses, a house, and a barn.[4] The school closed in 1972 and was torn down in 1987. The railroad, which once offered both freight and passenger service, was dismantled in 1985.[citation needed]

Today, the city is governed by a mayor and three-member city council.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Maloy's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 40.674921, -94.413057.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 127 —    
1920 121 −4.7%
1930 112 −7.4%
1940 95 −15.2%
1950 90 −5.3%
1960 68 −24.4%
1970 45 −33.8%
1980 38 −15.6%
1990 36 −5.3%
2000 28 −22.2%
2010 29 +3.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 29 people, 12 households, and 10 families residing in the city. The population density was 46.8 inhabitants per square mile (18.1 /km2). There were 15 housing units at an average density of 24.2 per square mile (9.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 12 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.7% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.60.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 20.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 62.1% male and 37.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 28 people, 10 households, and 7 families residing in the city. The population density was 45.1 people per square mile (17.4/km²). There were 11 housing units at an average density of 17.7 per square mile (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 10 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 14.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,250, and the median income for a family was $13,750. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,386. There were 50.0% of families and 42.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 55.6% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ Mount Ayr Record-News, June 18, 1931
  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. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Maloy