Sidney, Iowa

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Sidney, Iowa
City
Fremont County Courthouse in Sidney
Fremont County Courthouse in Sidney
Nickname(s): Rodeo Town, USA
Location of Sidney, Iowa
Location of Sidney, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 95°38′49″W / 40.74722°N 95.64694°W / 40.74722; -95.64694Coordinates: 40°44′50″N 95°38′49″W / 40.74722°N 95.64694°W / 40.74722; -95.64694
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Fremont
Area[1]
 • Total 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Land 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,168 ft (356 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,138
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,087
 • Density 824.6/sq mi (318.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51652
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-73065
GNIS feature ID 0461599
Website sidneyia.net

Sidney is a city in Fremont County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,138 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Fremont County[4] and is one of the smallest county seats in Iowa.

History[edit]

Sidney was laid out in 1851 and was originally to be named Dayton. The survyeors were boarding with the Milton Richards family. Richards wife suggested they rename the city for her hometown of Sidney, Ohio.

The Sidney Iowa Championship Rodeo operated by American Legion Post No. 128 since 1924 claims to be the world's largest continuous outdoor rodeo[5] and one of the world's largest rodeos with around 38,000 visitors each year.[6] The event is held in late July/early August.

Geography[edit]

Sidney is located at 40°44'50" North, 95°38'49" West (40.747198, -95.646810).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.38 square miles (3.57 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Sidney historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1860 423 —    
1870 817 +93.1%
1880 855 +4.7%
1890 839 −1.9%
1900 1,143 +36.2%
1910 1,019 −10.8%
1920 1,154 +13.2%
1930 1,074 −6.9%
1940 1,290 +20.1%
1950 1,132 −12.2%
1960 1,057 −6.6%
1970 1,061 +0.4%
1980 1,308 +23.3%
1990 1,253 −4.2%
2000 1,300 +3.8%
2010 1,138 −12.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,138 people, 464 households, and 292 families residing in the city. The population density was 824.6 inhabitants per square mile (318.4 /km2). There were 514 housing units at an average density of 372.5 per square mile (143.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 464 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% 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 2.86.

The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,300 people, 491 households, and 330 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,028.6 people per square mile (398.4/km²). There were 538 housing units at an average density of 425.7 per square mile (164.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.46% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 491 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05.

Population spread: 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,375, and the median income for a family was $45,278. Males had a median income of $30,292 versus $24,135 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,027. About 6.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Robert Birkby, adventure guide, author, photographer, speaker and trail designer[9]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Sidney History - sidneyia.net
  6. ^ Sidney Iowa Rodeo History - sidneyrodeo.us
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ Hendee, David (September 23, 2009). "Living life by the book". The Omaha World Herald. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 

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