Montour, Iowa

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Montour, Iowa
City
Water tower in Montour
Water tower in Montour
Location of Mountour, Iowa
Location of Mountour, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°58′50″N 92°42′56″W / 41.98056°N 92.71556°W / 41.98056; -92.71556Coordinates: 41°58′50″N 92°42′56″W / 41.98056°N 92.71556°W / 41.98056; -92.71556
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Tama
Area[1]
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 249
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 247
 • Density 541.3/sq mi (209.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50173
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-53670
GNIS feature ID 0459196

Montour is a city in Tama County, Iowa, United States. The population was 249 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Montour was founded near the villages of Indian Village and Butlerville on the east side of Indian Creek upon the elevated bench on the south side of the Iowa River around 1864. Dr. Doe, (probably the first physician of Indiantown), built a seven-by-nine dry goods store in Indiantown. When the railroad came near, he moved his store to it and thus started the first business in Montour (at this time called Orford). Daniel Hempy built the first residence in the new village,and several houses from Indiantown were brought in following it, rolled in upon wheels. When C. J. STEVENS moved his lumber trade and agricultural machinery to Orford (or Montour) in the spring of 1865, the town had a total of seven houses. In April, trains did not stop without flaggings, the train men throwing off the mail, as it passed through.

Montour was incorporated in 1870.[4]

Montour grew to be a thriving community with churches, a high school, hotels, general stores, gas stations and even at one point a car dealership. In the past 30 years, most of these have faded away. The high school was incorporated into the Tama County School system in the late '50s, became an elementary school in the 80s and, with dwindling attendance, closed its doors completely in 2003.

Geography[edit]

Montour is located at 41°58′50″N 92°42′56″W / 41.980506°N 92.715618°W / 41.980506; -92.715618 (41.980506, -92.715618).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 457 —    
1890 409 −10.5%
1900 502 +22.7%
1910 383 −23.7%
1920 409 +6.8%
1930 370 −9.5%
1940 393 +6.2%
1950 380 −3.3%
1960 252 −33.7%
1970 334 +32.5%
1980 387 +15.9%
1990 312 −19.4%
2000 285 −8.7%
2010 249 −12.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 249 people, 106 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 541.3 inhabitants per square mile (209.0 /km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 252.2 per square mile (97.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 4.4% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 106 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 285 people, 116 households, and 85 families residing in the city. The population density was 630.0 people per square mile (244.5/km2). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 274.1 per square mile (106.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.49% White, 2.46% Native American, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 116 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% 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 2.80.

24.6% are under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $21,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,786. About 2.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five 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. ^ Chapman, Samuel D. (1879). History of Tama County, Iowa: Its Cities, Towns and Villages. Toledo Times Office. p. 270. 
  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.