Thor, Iowa

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Thor, Iowa
City
Location of Thor, Iowa
Location of Thor, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°41′19″N 94°2′56″W / 42.68861°N 94.04889°W / 42.68861; -94.04889Coordinates: 42°41′19″N 94°2′56″W / 42.68861°N 94.04889°W / 42.68861; -94.04889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Humboldt
Area[1]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 186
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 185
 • Density 186.0/sq mi (71.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50591
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-77790
GNIS feature ID 0462224

Thor is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 186 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Thor was platted in 1882. It was named after Thor, a deity in Norse mythology. Thor was originally built up chiefly by Scandinavians.[4]

Thor was formerly serviced by Iowa Highway 302, which was decommissioned in 1980.[5]

Geography[edit]

Thor is located at 42°41′19″N 94°2′56″W / 42.68861°N 94.04889°W / 42.68861; -94.04889 (42.688687, -94.048902).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 274 —    
1910 271 −1.1%
1920 285 +5.2%
1930 257 −9.8%
1940 264 +2.7%
1950 271 +2.7%
1960 234 −13.7%
1970 212 −9.4%
1980 200 −5.7%
1990 205 +2.5%
2000 174 −15.1%
2010 186 +6.9%
Sources:[7][8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 186 people, 73 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density was 186.0 inhabitants per square mile (71.8 /km2). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 80.0 per square mile (30.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 1.1% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 73 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 32.7 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.9% were from 25 to 44; 17.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 174 people, 82 households, and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was 174.6 inhabitants per square mile (67.4 /km2). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 88.3 per square mile (34.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 82 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,000, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,410. About 9.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.1% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. [dead link]
  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. ^ History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 857.  Note that Google Books misspells "Humboldt".
  5. ^ Jason Hancock. "Highway 302". Iowa Highways. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 
  8. ^ Iowa Data Center
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ Obituary: Luise V. Hanson, The New York Times]], 2003-11-03.
  11. ^ "Founder and CEO of Winnebago Industries Dies". RV NEWS. Retrieved January 31, 2011.