Paullina, Iowa

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Paullina, Iowa
City
Motto: Gem of the Prairie
Location of Paullina, Iowa
Location of Paullina, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°58′43″N 95°41′13″W / 42.97861°N 95.68694°W / 42.97861; -95.68694Coordinates: 42°58′43″N 95°41′13″W / 42.97861°N 95.68694°W / 42.97861; -95.68694
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County O'Brien
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Mike Otto
Area[1]
 • Total 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Land 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,411 ft (430 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,056
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,034
 • Density 1,242.4/sq mi (479.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51046
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-61905
GNIS feature ID 0460045
Website City of Paullina

Paullina is a city in O'Brien County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,056 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Paullina had its start in the year 1882 by the building of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway through that territory.[4] It was named for the Paullin brothers, who owned the town site.[5]

Geography[edit]

Paullina is located at 42°58′43″N 95°41′13″W / 42.97861°N 95.68694°W / 42.97861; -95.68694 (42.978578, -95.687080).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 510
1900 617 21.0%
1910 796 29.0%
1920 987 24.0%
1930 1,013 2.6%
1940 1,230 21.4%
1950 1,289 4.8%
1960 1,329 3.1%
1970 1,257 −5.4%
1980 1,224 −2.6%
1990 1,134 −7.4%
2000 1,124 −0.9%
2010 1,056 −6.0%
Iowa Data Center [7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,056 people, 496 households, and 309 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,242.4 inhabitants per square mile (479.7/km2). There were 531 housing units at an average density of 624.7 per square mile (241.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 496 households of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 48.9 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 28.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,124 people, 508 households, and 322 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,061.6 people per square mile (789.1/km²). There were 547 housing units at an average density of 1,003.3 per square mile (384.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.47% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 508 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 31.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $42,569. Males had a median income of $29,293 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,644. About 5.1% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Paullina is served by the South O'Brien Community School District. Paullina is home to the Junior High/High School which houses grades 7-12.[9] Paullina's South O'Brien High School[10] was in April 14, 2012 the subject of international news when a 14-year old student, Kenneth James Weishuhn Jr.,[11][12] committed suicide as a result of being "bullied" by fellow students because of his being gay.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Paullina, Iowa Portal style website, Government, Business, Recreation and more
  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Paullina