Titonka, Iowa

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Titonka, Iowa
City
Nickname(s): "Big Black"[1]
Motto: "Proud Of Our Heritage, Committed To Our Future"[1]
Location of Titonka, Iowa
Location of Titonka, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°14′12″N 94°2′31″W / 43.23667°N 94.04194°W / 43.23667; -94.04194Coordinates: 43°14′12″N 94°2′31″W / 43.23667°N 94.04194°W / 43.23667; -94.04194
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Kossuth
Area[2]
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 476
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 466
 • Density 1,700.0/sq mi (656.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50480
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-78330
GNIS feature ID 0462264
Website City of Titonka, Iowa Website

Titonka is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 476 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Titonka had its start in the year 1898 by the building of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway through that territory.[5] Titonka is a Sioux name meaning "big black (bear)".[6][1]

Titonka was incorporated on February 1, 1898.[7]

Geography[edit]

Titonka is located at 43°14′12″N 94°2′31″W / 43.23667°N 94.04194°W / 43.23667; -94.04194 (43.236534, -94.041839).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 224 —    
1910 278 +24.1%
1920 418 +50.4%
1930 473 +13.2%
1940 574 +21.4%
1950 589 +2.6%
1960 647 +9.8%
1970 599 −7.4%
1980 658 +9.8%
1990 612 −7.0%
2000 584 −4.6%
2010 476 −18.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 476 people, 223 households, and 114 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,700.0 inhabitants per square mile (656.4 /km2). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 942.9 per square mile (364.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 223 households of which 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.9% were non-families. 47.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 26% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 52.4 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 34% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 584 people, 250 households, and 148 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,092.2 people per square mile (805.3/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 999.5 per square mile (384.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.32% White, 0.17% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 250 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 34.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,147, and the median income for a family was $44,125. Males had a median income of $26,500 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,594. About 3.9% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "City of Titonka, Iowa". City of Titonka, 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. ^ Reed, Benjamin F. (1913). History of Kossuth County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 643. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Titonka, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Titonka, Iowa". City-Data.com. 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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