Weldon, Iowa

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Weldon, Iowa
City
Location of Weldon, Iowa
Location of Weldon, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°53′53″N 93°44′3″W / 40.89806°N 93.73417°W / 40.89806; -93.73417Coordinates: 40°53′53″N 93°44′3″W / 40.89806°N 93.73417°W / 40.89806; -93.73417
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Decatur
Area[1]
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,148 ft (350 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 125
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 121
 • Density 694.4/sq mi (268.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50264
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-83190
GNIS feature ID 0462784

Weldon is a city in Clarke and Decatur counties of the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 125 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Weldon had its start in the year 1880 by the building of the Humeston and Shenandoah Railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Weldon is located at 40°53′53″N 93°44′03″W / 40.897946°N 93.734048°W / 40.897946; -93.734048 (40.897946, -93.734048).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all of it land.[1]

The town is divided by the Clarke-Decatur county line — one half in Clarke County, and the other half in Decatur County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1910 308 —    
1920 323 +4.9%
1930 298 −7.7%
1940 250 −16.1%
1950 229 −8.4%
1960 202 −11.8%
1970 155 −23.3%
1980 187 +20.6%
1990 151 −19.3%
2000 145 −4.0%
2010 125 −13.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 125 people, 54 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 694.4 inhabitants per square mile (268.1 /km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 322.2 per square mile (124.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White and 0.8% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 54 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.6% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% 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 3.06.

The median age in the city was 46.4 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 38.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 145 people, 60 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 808.6 people per square mile (311.0/km2). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 384.8 per square mile (148.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 60 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $29,205. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,315. There were 12.2% of families and 14.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 28.0% 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. ^ Smith, Heman Conoman (1915). History of Decatur County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 177. 
  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.