Nora Springs, Iowa

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Nora Springs, Iowa
City
Location of Nora Springs, Iowa
Location of Nora Springs, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°8′38″N 93°0′32″W / 43.14389°N 93.00889°W / 43.14389; -93.00889Coordinates: 43°8′38″N 93°0′32″W / 43.14389°N 93.00889°W / 43.14389; -93.00889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Floyd, Cerro Gordo
Area[1]
 • Total 2.22 sq mi (5.75 km2)
 • Land 2.19 sq mi (5.67 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,431
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,407
 • Density 653.4/sq mi (252.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50458
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-56910
GNIS feature ID 0459546

Nora Springs is a city in Cerro Gordo and Floyd counties in the U.S. state of Iowa, along the Shell Rock River. The population was 1,431 at the 2010 census.

The Cerro Gordo County portion of Nora Springs is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Nora Springs is located at 43°8′38″N 93°0′32″W / 43.14389°N 93.00889°W / 43.14389; -93.00889 (43.144010, -93.008929).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.22 square miles (5.75 km2), of which, 2.19 square miles (5.67 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Water Tower in downtown Nora Springs, Iowa
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 617 —    
1890 846 +37.1%
1900 1,209 +42.9%
1910 985 −18.5%
1920 1,055 +7.1%
1930 1,070 +1.4%
1940 1,198 +12.0%
1950 1,257 +4.9%
1960 1,275 +1.4%
1970 1,337 +4.9%
1980 1,572 +17.6%
1990 1,505 −4.3%
2000 1,532 +1.8%
2010 1,431 −6.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,431 people, 577 households, and 388 families residing in the city. The population density was 653.4 inhabitants per square mile (252.3/km2). There were 636 housing units at an average density of 290.4 per square mile (112.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 577 households of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,532 people, 597 households, and 401 families residing in the city. The population density was 700.5 people per square mile (270.1/km²). There were 629 housing units at an average density of 287.6 per square mile (110.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.54% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 597 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

24.0% are under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,926, and the median income for a family was $43,516. Males had a median income of $28,043 versus $21,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,246. About 3.0% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Arthur Gratias, Iowa State Senator, farmer, and educator, was born in Nora Springs.[6]

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