Shell Rock, Iowa

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Shell Rock, Iowa
City
Downtown Shell Rock
Downtown Shell Rock
Location of Shell Rock, Iowa
Location of Shell Rock, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°42′40″N 92°35′0″W / 42.71111°N 92.58333°W / 42.71111; -92.58333Coordinates: 42°42′40″N 92°35′0″W / 42.71111°N 92.58333°W / 42.71111; -92.58333
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Butler
Area[1]
 • Total 1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Land 1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,296
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,317
 • Density 830.8/sq mi (320.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50670
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-72435
GNIS feature ID 0461561

Shell Rock is a city in Butler County, Iowa, United States, along the Shell Rock River. The population was 1,296 at the 2010 census. The city is located along the county's eastern border, between Butler and Bremer counties.

Geography[edit]

Shell Rock is located at 42°42′40″N 92°35′0″W / 42.71111°N 92.58333°W / 42.71111; -92.58333 (42.711033, -92.583471).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2), of which, 1.56 square miles (4.04 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 719 —    
1890 733 +1.9%
1900 839 +14.5%
1910 741 −11.7%
1920 815 +10.0%
1930 806 −1.1%
1940 925 +14.8%
1950 1,013 +9.5%
1960 1,112 +9.8%
1970 1,159 +4.2%
1980 1,478 +27.5%
1990 1,385 −6.3%
2000 1,298 −6.3%
2010 1,296 −0.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,296 people, 554 households, and 363 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.8 inhabitants per square mile (320.8 /km2). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 376.9 per square mile (145.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 554 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,298 people, 535 households, and 367 families residing in the city. The population density was 829.9 people per square mile (321.3/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 355.5 per square mile (137.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.38% White, 0.15% African American, 0.39% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 535 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,823, and the median income for a family was $44,265. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $22,596 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,064. About 5.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 5.5% 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. ^ "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.