West Burlington, Iowa

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West Burlington, Iowa
City
Motto: "A Vibrant, Progressive Community"[1]
Location of West Burlington, Iowa
Location of West Burlington, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°49′13″N 91°9′52″W / 40.82028°N 91.16444°W / 40.82028; -91.16444Coordinates: 40°49′13″N 91°9′52″W / 40.82028°N 91.16444°W / 40.82028; -91.16444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Des Moines
Area[2]
 • Total 4.95 sq mi (12.82 km2)
 • Land 4.95 sq mi (12.82 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,968
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,965
 • Density 599.6/sq mi (231.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52655
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-83685
GNIS feature ID 0462827
Website The City of West Burlington, Iowa

The City of West Burlington is in Des Moines County, Iowa, United States, adjacent to the City of Burlington located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The population was 2,968 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The community was incorporated on December 15, 1883.[5]

Geography[edit]

West Burlington is located at 40°49′13″N 91°9′52″W / 40.82028°N 91.16444°W / 40.82028; -91.16444 (40.820318, -91.164492).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.95 square miles (12.82 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 836 —    
1900 1,044 +24.9%
1910 1,206 +15.5%
1920 1,212 +0.5%
1930 1,333 +10.0%
1940 1,323 −0.8%
1950 1,614 +22.0%
1960 2,560 +58.6%
1970 3,139 +22.6%
1980 3,371 +7.4%
1990 3,083 −8.5%
2000 3,161 +2.5%
2010 2,968 −6.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,968 people, 1,372 households, and 800 families residing in the city. The population density was 599.6 inhabitants per square mile (231.5/km2). There were 1,479 housing units at an average density of 298.8 per square mile (115.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 4.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 1,372 households of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% 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.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 3,161 people, 1,434 households, and 871 families residing in the city. The population density was 628.7 people per square mile (242.6/km²). There were 1,498 housing units at an average density of 297.9 per square mile (115.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.72% White, 2.50% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

There were 1,434 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.77.

Age spread: 21.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,958, and the median income for a family was $45,321. Males had a median income of $34,574 versus $21,225 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,659. About 4.4% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The City of West Burlington, Iowa". The City of West Burlington, 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. ^ "West Burlington, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  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. 

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