Rolfe, Iowa

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Rolfe, Iowa
City
Location of Rolfe, Iowa
Location of Rolfe, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°48′52″N 94°31′48″W / 42.81444°N 94.53000°W / 42.81444; -94.53000Coordinates: 42°48′52″N 94°31′48″W / 42.81444°N 94.53000°W / 42.81444; -94.53000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Pocahontas
Area[1]
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 584
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 571
 • Density 556.2/sq mi (214.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50581
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-68520
GNIS feature ID 0460770

Rolfe is a city in Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 584 at the 2010 census.

This city was named after the Englishman John Rolfe who married Pocahontas in Jamestown, Virginia.

History[edit]

Rolfe was platted in 1881 at the junction of two railroads.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rolfe is located at 42°48′52″N 94°31′48″W / 42.81444°N 94.53000°W / 42.81444; -94.53000 (42.814333, -94.530029).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 529 —    
1900 994 +87.9%
1910 954 −4.0%
1920 1,031 +8.1%
1930 1,012 −1.8%
1940 1,122 +10.9%
1950 997 −11.1%
1960 819 −17.9%
1970 767 −6.3%
1980 796 +3.8%
1990 721 −9.4%
2000 675 −6.4%
2010 584 −13.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 584 people, 248 households, and 159 families residing in the city. The population density was 556.2 inhabitants per square mile (214.8/km2). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 290.5 per square mile (112.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.5% African American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 248 households of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 23.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 675 people, 296 households, and 185 families residing in the city. The population density was 643.9 people per square mile (248.2/km²). There were 326 housing units at an average density of 311.0 per square mile (119.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.63% White, 0.44% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 296 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,861, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,426. About 9.7% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ Flickinger, Robert Elliott (1904). The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa. G. Sanborn. p. 484. 
  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. 

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