Palo, Iowa

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Palo, Iowa
City
Location of Palo, Iowa
Location of Palo, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°3′44″N 91°47′35″W / 42.06222°N 91.79306°W / 42.06222; -91.79306Coordinates: 42°3′44″N 91°47′35″W / 42.06222°N 91.79306°W / 42.06222; -91.79306
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Area[1]
 • Total 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 • Land 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,026
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,120
 • Density 717.5/sq mi (277.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52324
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-61230
GNIS feature ID 0460004
Website www.paloia.govoffice2.com

Palo is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,026 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Palo is located near the Duane Arnold Energy Center, the only nuclear power plant in Iowa, and the Pleasant Creek State Recreation Park.

History[edit]

The first building in Palo was built in 1854.[4]

Floods of 2008[edit]

Palo suffered severe damage during the 2008 flood. The entire town of approximately 980 residents were ordered to abandon their homes and businesses. The mandatory evacuation was ordered by the Linn County Emergency Management department, due to flooding from the Cedar River. The Duane Arnold Nuclear Energy Center, Iowa's only nuclear plant, located outside of Palo was not flooded.[5]

Geography[edit]

Palo is located at 42°3′44″N 91°47′35″W / 42.06222°N 91.79306°W / 42.06222; -91.79306 (42.062201, -91.793126).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.43 square miles (3.70 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 208 —    
1920 224 +7.7%
1930 205 −8.5%
1940 250 +22.0%
1950 285 +14.0%
1960 387 +35.8%
1970 430 +11.1%
1980 529 +23.0%
1990 514 −2.8%
2000 614 +19.5%
2010 1,026 +67.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,026 people, 358 households, and 292 families residing in the city. The population density was 717.5 inhabitants per square mile (277.0/km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 260.1 per square mile (100.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 358 households of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.4% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 32.4 years. 32.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 34% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 6.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 614 people, 247 households, and 170 families residing in the city. The population density was 490.4 people per square mile (189.7/km²). There were 251 housing units at an average density of 200.5 per square mile (77.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.70% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 247 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,558, and the median income for a family was $58,571. Males had a median income of $39,167 versus $24,044 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,429. About 1.1% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 18.6% 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. ^ The History of Linn County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 586. 
  5. ^ "Iowa Independent". Original publish date June 11, 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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