Varina, Iowa

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Varina, Iowa
City
Location of Varina, Iowa
Location of Varina, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°39′36″N 94°53′56″W / 42.66000°N 94.89889°W / 42.66000; -94.89889Coordinates: 42°39′36″N 94°53′56″W / 42.66000°N 94.89889°W / 42.66000; -94.89889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Pocahontas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 71
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 70
 • Density 263.0/sq mi (101.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50593
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-80535
GNIS feature ID 0462545

Varina is a city in Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 71 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Varina had its start in the year 1899 by the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway through that territory. It was named after Varina Farms, a plantation established by John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia.[4]

Geography[edit]

Varina is located at 42°39′36″N 94°53′56″W / 42.66000°N 94.89889°W / 42.66000; -94.89889 (42.659864, -94.898808).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 183 —    
1920 235 +28.4%
1930 184 −21.7%
1940 220 +19.6%
1950 144 −34.5%
1960 162 +12.5%
1970 140 −13.6%
1980 122 −12.9%
1990 102 −16.4%
2000 90 −11.8%
2010 71 −21.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 71 people, 30 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 263.0 inhabitants per square mile (101.5/km2). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 129.6 per square mile (50.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White and 2.8% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 30 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.3% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.35.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 36.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.5% male and 46.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 90 people, 36 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 364.9 people per square mile (139.0/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 178.4 per square mile (68.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 36 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 114.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 122.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,469, and the median income for a family was $35,156. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,611. There were 9.7% of families and 12.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 47.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ Flickinger, Robert Elliott (1904). The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa. G. Sanborn. p. 573. 
  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.