Quimby, Iowa

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Quimby, Iowa
City
Location of Quimby, Iowa
Location of Quimby, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°37′47″N 95°38′34″W / 42.62972°N 95.64278°W / 42.62972; -95.64278Coordinates: 42°37′47″N 95°38′34″W / 42.62972°N 95.64278°W / 42.62972; -95.64278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cherokee
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 319
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 316
 • Density 778.0/sq mi (300.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51049
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-65280
GNIS feature ID 0460485

Quimby is a city in Cherokee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 319 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Quimby is located at 42°37′47″N 95°38′34″W / 42.62972°N 95.64278°W / 42.62972; -95.64278 (42.629770, -95.642846).[4] It is situated near the Little Sioux River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Quimby
Population History
Census Pop.
1910 268
1920 363 35.4%
1930 318 −12.4%
1940 363 14.2%
1950 398 9.6%
1960 369 −7.3%
1970 395 7.0%
1980 424 7.3%
1990 334 −21.2%
2000 368 10.2%
2010 319 −13.3%
Iowa Data Center [5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 319 people, 135 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 778.0 inhabitants per square mile (300.4 /km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 370.7 per square mile (143.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White and 0.6% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 135 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 47.3 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 368 people, 151 households, and 106 families residing in the city. The population density was 893.0 people per square mile (346.6/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 398.0 per square mile (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.64% White, 0.54% African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $26,607 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,017. About 8.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Quimby once had its own school district, its mascot known as the "Quimby Peacocks" but financial pressure and dwindling enrollment forced the school to combine with nearby Washta school district to create Willow Community School District, the mascot being the T-Birds. In the early nineties the same factors led to the merger of Willow and nearby Eastwood School district to form River Valley School District, with the mascot of the Wolverines. The new district encompasses the towns of Quimby, Washta, Cushing, and Correctionville. Although it is the second-largest, Quimby does not house a portion of the school's classes.

Quimby maintained a school building, which housed the River Valley Middle School classes until the building, which was constructed in 1921, became too expensive to keep up to code. The building was sold to a local resident, Tim Tapper who held the property for several years before selling it to a private developer who demolished the building.

Recreation[edit]

Quimby boasts a 9-hole golf course, a rarity for towns in the area of relative size.

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. ^ "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.