Odebolt, Iowa

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Odebolt, Iowa
City
Motto: "Rich history proud community"
Location of Odebolt, Iowa
Location of Odebolt, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°18′37″N 95°15′5″W / 42.31028°N 95.25139°W / 42.31028; -95.25139Coordinates: 42°18′37″N 95°15′5″W / 42.31028°N 95.25139°W / 42.31028; -95.25139
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Sac
Area[1]
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,362 ft (415 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,013
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 989
 • Density 964.8/sq mi (372.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51458
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-58575
GNIS feature ID 0459799

Odebolt is a city in Sac County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,013 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Odebolt had its start in the year 1877 by the building of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway through that territory.[4]

While the etymology of Odebolt's unusual name is unquestioned — being named after the Odebolt Creek — the etymology of the creek's name is disputed. It has been ascribed to a story of a French fur trapper and to multiple stories of a bolt falling in the creek.[5] The trapper's name was reportedly Odebeau, and his name corrupted.[6]

Geography[edit]

Odebolt is located at 42°18′37″N 95°15′5″W / 42.31028°N 95.25139°W / 42.31028; -95.25139 (42.310416, -95.251354).[7] Odebolt Creek arises near here, flows through Ida Grove, then into the Maple River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 637 —    
1890 1,122 +76.1%
1900 1,432 +27.6%
1910 1,283 −10.4%
1920 1,445 +12.6%
1930 1,388 −3.9%
1940 1,350 −2.7%
1950 1,279 −5.3%
1960 1,331 +4.1%
1970 1,323 −0.6%
1980 1,299 −1.8%
1990 1,158 −10.9%
2000 1,153 −0.4%
2010 1,013 −12.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,013 people, 433 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population density was 964.8 inhabitants per square mile (372.5 /km2). There were 511 housing units at an average density of 486.7 per square mile (187.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 433 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 45 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,153 people, 467 households, and 296 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,102.7 people per square mile (424.0/km²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 495.4 per square mile (190.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.22% white.

There were 467 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,208, and the median income for a family was $40,917. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,971. About 7.6% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 10.3% 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. ^ History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth. Western Publishing Company. 1882. p. 531. 
  5. ^ Eriksson, Erik McKinley (December 1929). "The Name of Odebolt". The Palimpsest. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914 (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. p. 229. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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