Newell, Iowa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Newell, Iowa
City
Allee Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Allee Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location of Newell, Iowa
Location of Newell, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°36′22″N 95°0′8″W / 42.60611°N 95.00222°W / 42.60611; -95.00222Coordinates: 42°36′22″N 95°0′8″W / 42.60611°N 95.00222°W / 42.60611; -95.00222
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buena Vista
Government
 • Mayor Dick Christiansen
Area[1]
 • Total 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Land 1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,263 ft (385 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 876
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 892
 • Density 689.8/sq mi (266.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50568
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-55965
GNIS feature ID 0459505

Newell is a city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census.

Newell was established in 1870 as a station for the Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad, and was named after an official with the Illinois Central Railroad. Newell was incorporated in 1876.[4]

Geography[edit]

Newell is located at 42°36′22″N 95°0′8″W / 42.60611°N 95.00222°W / 42.60611; -95.00222 (42.605974, -95.002193).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 348 —    
1890 540 +55.2%
1900 762 +41.1%
1910 728 −4.5%
1920 809 +11.1%
1930 812 +0.4%
1940 854 +5.2%
1950 884 +3.5%
1960 893 +1.0%
1970 877 −1.8%
1980 913 +4.1%
1990 1,089 +19.3%
2000 887 −18.5%
2010 876 −1.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 876 people, 356 households, and 225 families residing in the city. The population density was 689.8 inhabitants per square mile (266.3 /km2). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 296.9 per square mile (114.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 356 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% 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 3.01.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 887 people, 361 households, and 237 families residing in the city. The population density was 706.9 people per square mile (274.0/km²). There were 381 housing units at an average density of 303.6 per square mile (117.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.29% White, 0.11% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 1.92% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.

There were 361 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

24.6% were under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,204, and the median income for a family was $33,594. Males had a median income of $29,886 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,554. About 9.2% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Newell is served by the Newell-Fonda Community School District.

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. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  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. 

External links[edit]