Nashua, Iowa

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Nashua, Iowa
City
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Location of Nashua, Iowa
Location of Nashua, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°57′8″N 92°32′17″W / 42.95222°N 92.53806°W / 42.95222; -92.53806Coordinates: 42°57′8″N 92°32′17″W / 42.95222°N 92.53806°W / 42.95222; -92.53806
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Chickasaw, Floyd
Area[1]
 • Total 3.14 sq mi (8.13 km2)
 • Land 2.88 sq mi (7.46 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,663
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,636
 • Density 577.4/sq mi (222.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50658
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-55335
GNIS feature ID 0459437
Little Brown Church

Nashua is a city in Chickasaw and Floyd counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 1,663 an increase of 45, or 2.8%, from 1,618 reported at the 2000 census. The famed Little Brown Church featured in the song "The Church in the Wildwood" is located in Nashua.

History[edit]

Nashua was incorporated as a city in 1869. It is named after Nashua, New Hampshire, the native town of one of its founders.[4]

Geography[edit]

Nashua is located at 42°57′8″N 92°32′17″W / 42.95222°N 92.53806°W / 42.95222; -92.53806 (42.952231, -92.537944).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.14 square miles (8.13 km2), of which, 2.88 square miles (7.46 km2) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1870 817 —    
1880 1,116 +36.6%
1890 1,240 +11.1%
1900 1,268 +2.3%
1910 1,102 −13.1%
1920 1,317 +19.5%
1930 1,363 +3.5%
1940 1,439 +5.6%
1950 1,609 +11.8%
1960 1,737 +8.0%
1970 1,712 −1.4%
1980 1,846 +7.8%
1990 1,476 −20.0%
2000 1,618 +9.6%
2010 1,663 +2.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,663 people, 712 households, and 456 families residing in the city. The population density was 577.4 inhabitants per square mile (222.9 /km2). There were 787 housing units at an average density of 273.3 per square mile (105.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 712 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% 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 2.95.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,618 people, 691 households, and 469 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.2 people per square mile (253.9/km²). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 300.6 per square mile (116.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.26% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 691 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% 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.

25.2% are under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,713, and the median income for a family was $37,284. Males had a median income of $27,969 versus $20,547 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,031. About 5.7% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The local school district is Nashua-Plainfield Schools, which operates the following schools:

Notable people[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. ^ Fairbairn, Robert Herd (1919). History of Chickasaw and Howard Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 291. 
  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. ^ "PAPERS OF CHARLTON LAIRD". University of Iowa Libraries. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  8. ^ "Kent Taylor". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 

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