Templeton, Iowa

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Templeton, Iowa
City
Motto: "A Strong Community Spirit"[1]
Location of Templeton, Iowa
Location of Templeton, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°55′5″N 94°56′33″W / 41.91806°N 94.94250°W / 41.91806; -94.94250Coordinates: 41°55′5″N 94°56′33″W / 41.91806°N 94.94250°W / 41.91806; -94.94250
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Carroll
Area[2]
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,440 ft (439 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 362
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 358
 • Density 841.9/sq mi (325.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51463
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-77340
GNIS feature ID 0462191
Website City of Templeton, Iowa Website

Templeton is a city in Carroll County, Iowa, United States. The population was 362 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1882 and is perhaps best known as the home of Templeton Rye, a "brand" of rye whiskey manufactured during the prohibition era that was very popular in Chicago, Omaha, and Kansas City speakeasies.[5] Many enterprising Carroll County farmers found this to be a viable way to supplement income during the Great Depression. At the height of the bootlegging during the Great Depression, Templeton with a population of less than 500 people, was using 3 railroad cars of sugar a month... The city was incorporated on September 28, 1883,[6] and is believed to be named for a railroad conductor or brakeman.[7]

Geography[edit]

Templeton is located at 41°55′5″N 94°56′33″W / 41.91806°N 94.94250°W / 41.91806; -94.94250 (41.918073, -94.942540).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 269 —    
1900 321 +19.3%
1910 278 −13.4%
1920 373 +34.2%
1930 428 +14.7%
1940 390 −8.9%
1950 385 −1.3%
1960 354 −8.1%
1970 312 −11.9%
1980 319 +2.2%
1990 321 +0.6%
2000 334 +4.0%
2010 362 +8.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 362 people, 156 households, and 107 families residing in the city. The population density was 841.9 inhabitants per square mile (325.1 /km2). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 369.8 per square mile (142.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 1.1% African American, and 0.3% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 156 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 43.6 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 334 people, 144 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 816.7 people per square mile (314.5/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 369.2 per square mile (142.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.10% White, 0.30% African American and 0.60% Native American.

There were 144 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $35,208 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,703. About 4.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Templeton, Iowa". City of Templeton, Iowa. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  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. ^ LISA L. OSSIAN. "Bandits, Mad Men, and Suicides: Fear, Anger, and Death in a Troubled Iowa Landscape, 1929-1933. " Agricultural History 80.3 (2006): 296-311 at 302. Sciences Module. ProQuest. 25 Aug. 2007 http://www.proquest.com
  6. ^ "Templeton, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Templeton, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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