Volga, Iowa

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Volga, Iowa
City
Location of Volga, Iowa
Location of Volga, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°48′9″N 91°32′26″W / 42.80250°N 91.54056°W / 42.80250; -91.54056Coordinates: 42°48′9″N 91°32′26″W / 42.80250°N 91.54056°W / 42.80250; -91.54056
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clayton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 208
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 212
 • Density 266.7/sq mi (103.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52077
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-81345
GNIS feature ID 0462589

Volga is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 208 at the 2010 census, down from 247 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Volga (formerly Volga City) was laid out as a town in 1852.[4] It was named from the Volga River (Iowa), which in turn was named after the Volga River in Russia.[5]

Geography[edit]

Volga is located at 42°48′9″N 91°32′26″W / 42.80250°N 91.54056°W / 42.80250; -91.54056 (42.802583, -91.540562)[6] on the Volga River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical Populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 444 —    
1910 416 −6.3%
1920 415 −0.2%
1930 417 +0.5%
1940 429 +2.9%
1950 423 −1.4%
1960 361 −14.7%
1970 305 −15.5%
1980 310 +1.6%
1990 306 −1.3%
2000 247 −19.3%
2010 208 −15.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 208 people, 90 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 266.7 inhabitants per square mile (103.0/km2). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 137.2 per square mile (53.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 90 households of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 43 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.4% male and 46.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 247 people, 103 households, and 67 families residing in the city. The population density was 314.0 people per square mile (120.7/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 144.9 per square mile (55.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.19% White, and 0.81% from two or more races.

There were 103 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $29,821. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,440. About 13.7% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 29.8% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ Price, Realto E. (1916). History of Clayton County, Iowa: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present. Robert O. Law Company. p. 85. 
  5. ^ Price, Realto E. (1916). History of Clayton County, Iowa: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present. Robert O. Law Company. p. 322. 
  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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.