Panorama Park, Iowa

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Panorama Park, Iowa
City
Location of Panorama Park, Iowa
Location of Panorama Park, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°33′19″N 90°27′17″W / 41.55528°N 90.45472°W / 41.55528; -90.45472Coordinates: 41°33′19″N 90°27′17″W / 41.55528°N 90.45472°W / 41.55528; -90.45472
Country USA
State  Iowa
County Scott
Government
 • Mayor David White
Area[1]
 • City 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
 • Land 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 129
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 133
 • Density 2,580.0/sq mi (996.1/km2)
 • Metro 382,630 (135th)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-61365
GNIS feature ID 0460011

Panorama Park is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. The population was 129 at the 2010 census. It is completely surrounded by Bettendorf, and is in the Quad Cities metro area.

Geography[edit]

Panorama Park is located at 41°33′19″N 90°27′17″W / 41.55528°N 90.45472°W / 41.55528; -90.45472 (41.555156, −90.454615).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Panorama Park, Iowa, got its start over the condition of a road. Back in the 1950s, the main drag through the “golf course-sized” town was often muddy and impassable. People who used the road to get to work decided to incorporate the community to raise money to pay for the road’s maintenance. Over the years, the residents have maintained their independence, proud of their low tax rate and eager to avoid the higher taxes paid by their larger neighbor, Bettendorf, which surrounds Panorama Park.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1960 140 —    
1970 219 +56.4%
1980 145 −33.8%
1990 127 −12.4%
2000 111 −12.6%
2010 129 +16.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 129 people, 52 households, and 35 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,580.0 inhabitants per square mile (996.1 /km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 1,080.0 per square mile (417.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 2.3% Native American, and 0.8% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 52 households of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 48.6 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 111 people, 49 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,638.2 people per square mile (612.2/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 723.2 per square mile (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.79% White and 7.21% Asian.

There were 49 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.93.

17.1% are under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,062. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Iowa's "fastest growing city?"[edit]

In June 2006, a U.S. Census Bureau estimate stated that the town's population had grown to 261, a 135% increase. This figure took into account a 2002 building permits report that stated 97 permits had been issued for dwellings. Obviously, this was a mistake, for as the City Clerk noted in conversation with a news reporter, "I think we only have 54 houses in the whole town." The town is expected to appeal the estimate—the only way it will be revised—and if and when this happens, Panorama Park will have been nominally both the fastest-growing and the fastest-shrinking city in Iowa.[1]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.