Owasa, Iowa

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Owasa, Iowa
City
Location of Owasa, Iowa
Location of Owasa, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°25′55″N 93°12′19″W / 42.43194°N 93.20528°W / 42.43194; -93.20528Coordinates: 42°25′55″N 93°12′19″W / 42.43194°N 93.20528°W / 42.43194; -93.20528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hardin
Area[1]
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 43
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 43
 • Density 76.8/sq mi (29.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50126
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-60555
GNIS feature ID 0459973
Website http://www.owasaiowa.com

Owasa is a city in Hardin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 43 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Owasa had its start in the year 1883 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Owasa is located at 42°25′55″N 93°12′19″W / 42.43194°N 93.20528°W / 42.43194; -93.20528 (42.432053, -93.205359).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1930 83 —    
1940 117 +41.0%
1950 100 −14.5%
1960 104 +4.0%
1970 69 −33.7%
1980 65 −5.8%
1990 37 −43.1%
2000 38 +2.7%
2010 43 +13.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 43 people, 17 households, and 9 families residing in the city. The population density was 76.8 inhabitants per square mile (29.7 /km2). There were 19 housing units at an average density of 33.9 per square mile (13.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White and 9.3% from two or more races.

There were 17 households of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.1% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.44.

The median age in the city was 35.3 years. 32.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.2% male and 55.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 38 people, 17 households, and 8 families residing in the city. The population density was 67.3 people per square mile (26.2/km²). There were 19 housing units at an average density of 33.7 per square mile (13.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 17 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, and 47.1% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 137.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $75,938. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,047. There were no families and 6.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 40.0% of those over 64.

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. ^ Moir, William J. (1911). Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa. Unigraphic. p. 302. 
  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.