Renwick, Iowa

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Renwick, Iowa
City
Streetside in Renwick
Streetside in Renwick
Motto: There's only one Renwick, and it's in Iowa
Location of Renwick, Iowa
Location of Renwick, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°49′42″N 93°58′42″W / 42.82833°N 93.97833°W / 42.82833; -93.97833Coordinates: 42°49′42″N 93°58′42″W / 42.82833°N 93.97833°W / 42.82833; -93.97833
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Humboldt
Incorporated October 17, 1891 [1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 242
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 240
 • Density 242.0/sq mi (93.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50577
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-66450
GNIS feature ID 0460588

Renwick is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, in the United States. The population was 242 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Renwick was platted in 1882.[5]

Geography[edit]

Renwick is located at 42°49′42″N 93°58′42″W / 42.82833°N 93.97833°W / 42.82833; -93.97833 (42.828341, -93.978284).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[2]

Renwick's population density is estimated at 261 people per square mile which is considered very low for urban areas.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 350 —    
1910 372 +6.3%
1920 501 +34.7%
1930 491 −2.0%
1940 470 −4.3%
1950 474 +0.9%
1960 477 +0.6%
1970 429 −10.1%
1980 410 −4.4%
1990 287 −30.0%
2000 306 +6.6%
2010 242 −20.9%
Sources:[7][8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 242 people, 119 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 242.0 inhabitants per square mile (93.4/km2). There were 141 housing units at an average density of 141.0 per square mile (54.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 119 households of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 31.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 306 people, 135 households, and 76 families residing in the city. The population density was 308.4 people per square mile (119.3/km²). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 151.2 per square mile (58.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.35% White, 0.33% Asian, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

There were 135 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $27,344 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,609. About 5.8% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.2% of those sixty five or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

The old Renwick Public School building.
Annual festivals

Donkey Daze is Renwick's town festival held every year during the first Saturday in June and features a six court volleyball tournament. As many as 25 teams from around North Central Iowa have participated in past years.

Renwick is also the home to the Bobcat Football Challenge, founded in 1985. Everything about the challenge and its people are part of the Bobcat Football Report, a weekly publication covering 7 unique statistical categories that differ from any other contest anywhere! A weekly TEAM pickem competition is covered as well.

Renwick Public Library The library has in its collection 5,351 books, 131 audio materials, 532 video materials, and 23 serial subscriptions.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City-Data". Renwik. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 880.  Note that Google Books misspells "Humboldt".
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 
  8. ^ Iowa Data Center
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "City-Data". Airports/Flying S Ranch. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 

External links[edit]

  • City Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Renwick