Tennant, Iowa

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Tennant, Iowa
City
Location of Tennant, Iowa
Location of Tennant, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°35′39″N 95°26′31″W / 41.59417°N 95.44194°W / 41.59417; -95.44194Coordinates: 41°35′39″N 95°26′31″W / 41.59417°N 95.44194°W / 41.59417; -95.44194
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Shelby
Area[1]
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,381 ft (421 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 68
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 67
 • Density 95.8/sq mi (37.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51537
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-77430
GNIS feature ID 0462194

Tennant is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States. The population was 68 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Tennant had its start by the building of the Chicago & Great Western Railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Tennant is located at 41°35′39″N 95°26′31″W / 41.59417°N 95.44194°W / 41.59417; -95.44194 (41.594246, -95.441976).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 79 —    
1930 118 +49.4%
1940 109 −7.6%
1950 95 −12.8%
1960 95 +0.0%
1970 93 −2.1%
1980 77 −17.2%
1990 78 +1.3%
2000 73 −6.4%
2010 68 −6.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 68 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 95.8 inhabitants per square mile (37.0/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 50.7 per square mile (19.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 33 households of which 15.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.52.

The median age in the city was 52.8 years. 16.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.2% were from 25 to 44; 36.9% were from 45 to 64; and 29.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.4% male and 45.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 78 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 102.3 people per square mile (39.7/km²). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 44.8 per square mile (17.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 32 households out of which 15.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 13.7% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 30.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there are 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,321, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $30,938, females $21,250.. The per capita income for the city was $18,982. 1.7% of the population is below the poverty line, but no families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, none are under the age of 18 or of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Government[edit]

The town's government is based on the mayor-council system. Roy Williamson is the mayor, while Shelly Tearney is the City Clerk. Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.[citation needed]

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. ^ White, Edward Speer (1915). Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 281. 
  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.