New London, Iowa

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New London, Iowa
City
New London, Iowa
New London, Iowa
Location of New London, Iowa
Location of New London, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°55′31″N 91°24′4″W / 40.92528°N 91.40111°W / 40.92528; -91.40111Coordinates: 40°55′31″N 91°24′4″W / 40.92528°N 91.40111°W / 40.92528; -91.40111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Henry
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 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,897
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,885
 • Density 1,878.2/sq mi (725.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52645
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-56325
GNIS feature ID 0459480

New London is a city in Henry County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,897 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

New London was originally called Dover, after its founder Abraham C. Dover, who came there from Illinois in 1833.[4]

Geography[edit]

New London is located at 40°55′31″N 91°24′4″W / 40.92528°N 91.40111°W / 40.92528; -91.40111 (40.925224, -91.401105).[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. ±%
1880 658 —    
1890 580 −11.9%
1900 1,003 +72.9%
1910 1,144 +14.1%
1920 1,144 +0.0%
1930 1,336 +16.8%
1940 1,340 +0.3%
1950 1,510 +12.7%
1960 1,694 +12.2%
1970 1,900 +12.2%
1980 2,043 +7.5%
1990 1,922 −5.9%
2000 1,937 +0.8%
2010 1,897 −2.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,897 people, 769 households, and 517 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,878.2 inhabitants per square mile (725.2/km2). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 821.8 per square mile (317.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 1.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 769 households of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,937 people, 794 households, and 540 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,924.9 people per square mile (740.5/km²). There were 846 housing units at an average density of 840.7 per square mile (323.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.40% White, 0.31% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 794 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89.

24.6% were under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,432, and the median income for a family was $46,389. Males had a median income of $31,324 versus $23,712 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,301. About 4.8% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those aged 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

The following properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

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 Henry County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1879. p. 544. 
  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.