Ocheyedan, Iowa

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Ocheyedan, Iowa
City
Location of Ocheyedan, Iowa
Location of Ocheyedan, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°24′52″N 95°32′7″W / 43.41444°N 95.53528°W / 43.41444; -95.53528Coordinates: 43°24′52″N 95°32′7″W / 43.41444°N 95.53528°W / 43.41444; -95.53528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Osceola
Area[1]
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,575 ft (480 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 490
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 470
 • Density 422.4/sq mi (163.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 51349, 51354
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-58530
GNIS feature ID 0459794

Ocheyedan is a city in Osceola County, Iowa, United States. The population was 490 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ocheyedan had its start in the year 1884 by the building of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ocheyedan is located at 43°24′52″N 95°32′7″W / 43.41444°N 95.53528°W / 43.41444; -95.53528 (43.414497, -95.535274).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), all of it land.[1]

There is a common misconception that the highest point in Iowa is the Ocheyedan Mound located near Ocheyedan. The Ocheyedan Mound rises to 1,655 feet above sea level, just fifteen feet short of the actual highest point in Iowa, Hawkeye Point, which has an elevation of 1,670 feet.

Demographics[edit]

Ocheyedan
population history
Census Pop.
1900 599
1910 595 −0.7%
1920 686 15.3%
1930 627 −8.6%
1940 712 13.6%
1950 700 −1.7%
1960 662 −5.4%
1970 545 −17.7%
1980 599 9.9%
1990 539 −10.0%
2000 536 −0.6%
2010 490 −8.6%
Iowa Data Center[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 490 people, 223 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 422.4 inhabitants per square mile (163.1 /km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 217.2 per square mile (83.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.0% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 223 households of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 536 people, 223 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 461.1 people per square mile (178.4/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 218.5 per square mile (84.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.63% White, 0.19% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 223 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.04.

Population spread: 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,513, and the median income for a family was $36,607. Males had a median income of $29,464 versus $16,944 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,554. About 5.3% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ Past and Present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. B. F. Bowen. 1914. p. 601. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.