New Providence, Iowa

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New Providence, Iowa
City
Location of New Providence, Iowa
Location of New Providence, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°16′55″N 93°10′15″W / 42.28194°N 93.17083°W / 42.28194; -93.17083Coordinates: 42°16′55″N 93°10′15″W / 42.28194°N 93.17083°W / 42.28194; -93.17083
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hardin
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 1,129 ft (344 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 228
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 226
 • Density 225.7/sq mi (87.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50206
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-56415
GNIS feature ID 0459484

New Providence is a city in Hardin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 228 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

New Providence was laid out in 1855.[4]

New Providence was struck by a tornado in 1860 and much of its business district burned in a fire in 1910.[5]

Geography[edit]

New Providence is located at 42°16′55″N 93°10′15″W / 42.28194°N 93.17083°W / 42.28194; -93.17083 (42.281891, -93.170875).[6]

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. ±%
1900 268 —    
1910 246 −8.2%
1920 255 +3.7%
1930 262 +2.7%
1940 236 −9.9%
1950 212 −10.2%
1960 206 −2.8%
1970 208 +1.0%
1980 249 +19.7%
1990 240 −3.6%
2000 227 −5.4%
2010 228 +0.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 228 people, 91 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 225.7 inhabitants per square mile (87.1 /km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 105.0 per square mile (40.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 91 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 227 people, 97 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 226.3 people per square mile (87.6/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 106.7 per square mile (41.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.36% White, 2.64% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.9% 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 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,514. About 7.7% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Water tower disaster[edit]

In July 2000, a new water tower was to be erected in New Providence. However, while finishing construction, it and the crane building it collapsed, killing one worker and injuring two others.[8] The accident is featured on the Discovery Channel series Destroyed in Seconds.

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. ^ History of Hardin County, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1883. p. 870. 
  5. ^ Moir, William J. (1911). Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa. Unigraphic. p. 307. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ http://www.allbusiness.com/labor-employment/workplace-health-safety/11430944-1.html