Quasqueton, Iowa

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Quasqueton, Iowa
City
Motto: "Friendliest town by a dam site"
Location of Quasqueton, Iowa
Location of Quasqueton, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°23′41″N 91°45′33″W / 42.39472°N 91.75917°W / 42.39472; -91.75917Coordinates: 42°23′41″N 91°45′33″W / 42.39472°N 91.75917°W / 42.39472; -91.75917
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buchanan
Area[1]
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 554
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 550
 • Density 490.3/sq mi (189.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52326
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-65235
GNIS feature ID 0460483

Quasqueton is a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States. The population was 554 at the 2010 census. Just northwest of the town is Cedar Rock, a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which is maintained by the state as a museum.

Geography[edit]

Quasqueton is located at 42°23′41″N 91°45′33″W / 42.39472°N 91.75917°W / 42.39472; -91.75917 (42.394662, -91.759173).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2), of which, 1.13 square miles (2.93 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 394 —    
1920 453 +15.0%
1930 342 −24.5%
1940 400 +17.0%
1950 374 −6.5%
1960 373 −0.3%
1970 464 +24.4%
1980 599 +29.1%
1990 579 −3.3%
2000 574 −0.9%
2010 554 −3.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 554 people, 232 households, and 162 families residing in the city. The population density was 490.3 inhabitants per square mile (189.3/km2). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 238.1 per square mile (91.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 232 households of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 574 people, 227 households, and 167 families residing in the city. The population density was 501.0 people per square mile (192.7/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 221.7 per square mile (85.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 1.39% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.35% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 227 households, out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,518, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,913. About 7.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 6.3% 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. 
  6. ^ Hoekstra, Dave (December 18, 2013). "Legendary 'Superjock' Larry Lujack dies at 73". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fox, Margalit (December 23, 2013). "Larry Lujack, a Cranky Radio Voice That Carried, Dies at 73". New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Quasqueton