Montezuma, Iowa

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Montezuma, Iowa
City
Location of Montezuma, Iowa
Location of Montezuma, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°35′5″N 92°31′31″W / 41.58472°N 92.52528°W / 41.58472; -92.52528Coordinates: 41°35′5″N 92°31′31″W / 41.58472°N 92.52528°W / 41.58472; -92.52528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Poweshiek
Area[1]
 • Total 2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)
 • Land 2.48 sq mi (6.42 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 951 ft (290 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,462
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,451
 • Density 589.5/sq mi (227.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50171
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-53490
GNIS feature ID 0459191

Montezuma is a city in Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,462 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Poweshiek County.[4]

Geography[edit]

Montezuma's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 41.584737, -92.525258.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2), of which, 2.48 square miles (6.42 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1860 564 —    
1870 555 −1.6%
1880 921 +65.9%
1890 1,062 +15.3%
1900 1,210 +13.9%
1910 1,172 −3.1%
1920 1,273 +8.6%
1930 1,257 −1.3%
1940 1,477 +17.5%
1950 1,460 −1.2%
1960 1,416 −3.0%
1970 1,353 −4.4%
1980 1,485 +9.8%
1990 1,651 +11.2%
2000 1,440 −12.8%
2010 1,462 +1.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,462 people, 632 households, and 399 families residing in the city. The population density was 589.5 inhabitants per square mile (227.6 /km2). There were 692 housing units at an average density of 279.0 per square mile (107.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 632 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,440 people, 601 households, and 390 families residing in the city. The population density was 586.9 people per square mile (226.9/km²). There were 641 housing units at an average density of 261.3 per square mile (101.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.75% White, 0.28% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.35% Asian, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 601 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

23.6% were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,820, and the median income for a family was $43,083. Males had a median income of $31,483 versus $21,450 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,806. About 3.8% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Montezuma is home to the Montezuma Community School a K-12 school district. The mascots are the Braves and Bravettes and the school colors are blue and white.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Montezuma is located approximately 8 miles south of the exit 191 on Interstate 80 on U.S. Route 63. The city is also serviced by Iowa Highway 85 and county road F57.[7]

Healthcare[edit]

Montezuma residents have access to Montezuma Medical Clinic, located at 101 West Washington. When hospitalization is required the closest and most convenient hospital for residents is Grinnell Regional Medical Center, located at 210 4th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  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. 
  7. ^ "Montezuma, Iowa". mapquest. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Brown Robin". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Thomas Jefferson Cowie". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "CUTTS, Marsena Edgar". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ Weingroff, Richard F. (1996). "Man of the Century". United States Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 

External links[edit]

  • City of Montezuma Portal style website, Government, Businesses, Recreation and more
  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Montezuma