Moulton, Iowa

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Moulton, Iowa
City
Location of Moulton, Iowa
Location of Moulton, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°41′7″N 92°40′40″W / 40.68528°N 92.67778°W / 40.68528; -92.67778Coordinates: 40°41′7″N 92°40′40″W / 40.68528°N 92.67778°W / 40.68528; -92.67778
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Appanoose
Area[1]
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 605
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 594
 • Density 599.0/sq mi (231.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52572
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-54390
GNIS feature ID 0459266

Moulton is a city in Appanoose County, Iowa, United States. The population was 605 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Moulton was platted in 1867. In 1873, the Burlington and Southwestern Railway was built into the settlement.[4]

Geography[edit]

Moulton is located at 40°41′7″N 92°40′40″W / 40.68528°N 92.67778°W / 40.68528; -92.67778 (40.685304, -92.677862).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1870 678 —    
1880 681 +0.4%
1890 769 +12.9%
1900 1,420 +84.7%
1910 1,233 −13.2%
1920 1,387 +12.5%
1930 1,476 +6.4%
1940 1,181 −20.0%
1950 985 −16.6%
1960 773 −21.5%
1970 763 −1.3%
1980 762 −0.1%
1990 613 −19.6%
2000 658 +7.3%
2010 605 −8.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 605 people, 264 households, and 164 families residing in the city. The population density was 599.0 inhabitants per square mile (231.3 /km2). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 308.9 per square mile (119.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 264 households of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 42.7 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 22% 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[6] of 2000, there were 658 people, 302 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 647.8 people per square mile (249.1/km²). There were 332 housing units at an average density of 326.9 per square mile (125.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.72% White, 0.30% African American, 1.22% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 302 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,692, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $23,250 versus $17,353 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,744. About 11.4% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[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. ^ The History of Appanoose County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 446. 
  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.