Pisgah, Iowa

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Pisgah, Iowa
City
Harrison County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Pisgah Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 41°49′58″N 95°55′35″W / 41.83278°N 95.92639°W / 41.83278; -95.92639Coordinates: 41°49′58″N 95°55′35″W / 41.83278°N 95.92639°W / 41.83278; -95.92639
Country USA
State Iowa
County Harrison
Area[1]
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 251
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 245
 • Density 248.5/sq mi (95.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51564
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-63075
GNIS feature ID 0460192

Pisgah is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States, along the Soldier River. The community is located in the midst of the Loess Hills. The population was 251 at the 2010 census.

The town's name is a biblical one chosen by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), who established a temporary settlement in central Iowa near a hill they christened Mount Pisgah.

Geography[edit]

Pisgah is located at 41°49′58″N 95°55′35″W / 41.83278°N 95.92639°W / 41.83278; -95.92639 (41.832684, -95.926464).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.[1]

Pisgah is also home of "The Old Home Cafe" made famous by CW McCall in the Old Home Bread commercials and in songs like "Old Home Filler-up Keep on Truckin Cafe".

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1910 212 —    
1920 421 +98.6%
1930 400 −5.0%
1940 397 −0.7%
1950 327 −17.6%
1960 343 +4.9%
1970 286 −16.6%
1980 307 +7.3%
1990 268 −12.7%
2000 316 +17.9%
2010 251 −20.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 251 people, 121 households, and 66 families residing in the city. The population density was 248.5 inhabitants per square mile (95.9 /km2). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 141.6 per square mile (54.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.8% Native American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 121 households of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 48.2 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 316 people, 143 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 314.4 people per square mile (120.8/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 146.2 per square mile (56.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.05% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 143 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.89.

26.6% of the people are under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,125, and the median income for a family was $37,292. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,837. About 10.8% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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.