Location of Sibley, Iowa
|• Total||1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)|
|• Land||1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,516 ft (462 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,682|
|• Density||1,665.5/sq mi (643.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0461598|
Sibley is a city in Osceola County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,798 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Osceola County. Hawkeye Point, the highest point in the State of Iowa, is also nearby.
Sibley is named after Henry Hastings Sibley, a prominent General during the Dakota War of 1862, who eventually became the first territorial governor of Minnesota. William L. Harding, governor of Iowa from 1917 to 1921, was born in Sibley in 1877.
Sibley is located at (43.403046, -95.746471).
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,798 people, 1,153 households, and 724 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,665.5 inhabitants per square mile (643.1/km2). There were 1,269 housing units at an average density of 755.4 per square mile (291.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 5.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.4% of the population.
There were 1,153 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
At the 2000 census, there were 2,796 people, 1,161 households and 743 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,734.7 per square mile (670.5/km²). There were 1,244 housing units at an average density of 771.8 per square mile (298.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.68% White, 0.21% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.
There were 1,161 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.
23.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.
The median household income was $33,173 and the median family income was $43,882. Males had a median income of $31,403 compared $21,633 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,845. About 3.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
- William Lloyd Harding (1877–1934) the 22nd Governor of Iowa 1917–1921
- Barb Whitehead, golfer, winner of one LPGA Tour event and member of Iowa Golf Hall of Fame.
- Robert W. Grow, the commander the U.S. 6th Armored Division on the Western Front, fighting during the battles of Normandy and of the Bulge.
- William G. Steiner, is a children's advocate and nationally recognized expert on child abuse and neglect.
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- Whitehead to enter Iowa Golf Hall of Fame
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