Persia, Iowa

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Persia, Iowa
City
Location of Persia, Iowa
Location of Persia, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°34′44″N 95°34′14″W / 41.57889°N 95.57056°W / 41.57889; -95.57056Coordinates: 41°34′44″N 95°34′14″W / 41.57889°N 95.57056°W / 41.57889; -95.57056
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Harrison
Area[1]
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,175 ft (358 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 319
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 306
 • Density 678.7/sq mi (262.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51563
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-62445
GNIS feature ID 0460096

Persia is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 319 in the 2010 census, a decline from 363 in the 2000 census.[4]

Geography[edit]

Persia is located at 41°34′44″N 95°34′14″W / 41.57889°N 95.57056°W / 41.57889; -95.57056 (41.578993, -95.570417).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Persia
historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 361
1910 358 −0.8%
1920 380 6.1%
1930 396 4.2%
1940 395 −0.3%
1950 373 −5.6%
1960 322 −13.7%
1970 316 −1.9%
1980 355 12.3%
1990 312 −12.1%
2000 363 16.3%
2010 319 −12.1%
Iowa Data Center [4]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 319 people, 127 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 678.7 inhabitants per square mile (262.0/km2). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 291.5 per square mile (112.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, and 1.9% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 127 households of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 363 people, 141 households, and 104 families residing in the city. The population density was 794.9 people per square mile (304.7/km²). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 317.5 per square mile (121.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.45% White, 0.28% African American, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 141 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97.

Age spread: 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $26,000 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,859. About 8.3% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

In the media[edit]

In September 2012, BBC Persian channel broadcast a short coverage of the city of Persia.[7] This coverage was about the city itself and why it is named Persia. The mayor and some locals were interviewed as a part of this coverage.

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. ^ a b "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  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. 
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/2012/09/120909_l72_persia_vid.shtml

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