Mechanicsville, Iowa

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Mechanicsville, Iowa
City
Location of Mechanicsville, Iowa
Location of Mechanicsville, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°54′N 91°15′W / 41.900°N 91.250°W / 41.900; -91.250Coordinates: 41°54′N 91°15′W / 41.900°N 91.250°W / 41.900; -91.250
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar
Area[1]
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,146
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,129
 • Density 1,380.7/sq mi (533.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52306
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-50700
GNIS feature ID 0458943

Mechanicsville is a city in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,146 at the 2010 census. It is named for the many mechanics among the city's early settlers.[4]

History[edit]

Mechanicsville was platted in 1855 by Daniel A. Comstock.[5] A fire in 1883 destroyed the south side of the business district.[6]

Geography[edit]

Mechanicsville is located at 41°54′N 91°15′W / 41.900°N 91.250°W / 41.900; -91.250 (41.905, -91.253).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1860 195 —    
1870 628 +222.1%
1880 545 −13.2%
1890 612 +12.3%
1900 703 +14.9%
1910 817 +16.2%
1920 812 −0.6%
1930 781 −3.8%
1940 821 +5.1%
1950 850 +3.5%
1960 866 +1.9%
1970 989 +14.2%
1980 1,166 +17.9%
1990 1,075 −7.8%
2000 1,173 +9.1%
2010 1,146 −2.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,146 people, 471 households, and 315 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,380.7 inhabitants per square mile (533.1 /km2). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 597.6 per square mile (230.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 471 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,173 people, 452 households, and 312 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,582.5 people per square mile (612.0/km²). There were 479 housing units at an average density of 646.2 per square mile (249.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.21% White, 0.09% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 452 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

25.5% are under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,053, and the median income for a family was $44,500. Males had a median income of $32,054 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,429. About 5.8% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ Facts & Landmarks, Mechanicsville. Accessed 2008-10-10.
  5. ^ The History of Cedar County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc.. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 495. 
  6. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 137. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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