Williamsburg, Iowa

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Williamsburg, Iowa
City
Location of Williamsburg, Iowa
Location of Williamsburg, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°39′51″N 92°0′44″W / 41.66417°N 92.01222°W / 41.66417; -92.01222Coordinates: 41°39′51″N 92°0′44″W / 41.66417°N 92.01222°W / 41.66417; -92.01222
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Iowa
Area[1]
 • Total 3.75 sq mi (9.71 km2)
 • Land 3.74 sq mi (9.69 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 823 ft (251 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,068
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,074
 • Density 820.3/sq mi (316.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52361
Area code(s) 319 Exchange: 668
FIPS code 19-85845
GNIS feature ID 0463064

Williamsburg is a city in Iowa County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,068 at the 2010 census. Williamsburg is known for Holden's Foundation Seeds. Aviation pioneer Eugene Ely was born outside Williamsburg.

History[edit]

Williamsburg was laid out in 1856. It was named for its founder, Richard Williams.[4] On June 3, 2014 Williamsburg's 4H Lego league team went to Alexandria, VA, and participated against 2 Lego league teams from around the World for the 1st ever Global Innovation Award.

Geography[edit]

Williamsburg is located at 41°39′51″N 92°0′44″W / 41.66417°N 92.01222°W / 41.66417; -92.01222 (41.664281, -92.012334).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.75 square miles (9.71 km2), of which, 3.74 square miles (9.69 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1890 635 —    
1900 1,100 +73.2%
1910 1,060 −3.6%
1920 1,251 +18.0%
1930 1,219 −2.6%
1940 1,308 +7.3%
1950 1,183 −9.6%
1960 1,342 +13.4%
1970 1,544 +15.1%
1980 2,033 +31.7%
1990 2,174 +6.9%
2000 2,622 +20.6%
2010 3,068 +17.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,068 people, 1,309 households, and 835 families residing in the city. The population density was 820.3 inhabitants per square mile (316.7 /km2). There were 1,428 housing units at an average density of 381.8 per square mile (147.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 1,309 households of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% 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 2.93.

The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,622 people, 1,072 households, and 687 families residing in the city. The population density was 833.4 people per square mile (321.4/km²). There were 1,112 housing units at an average density of 353.4 per square mile (136.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.98% White, 0.11% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 1,072 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.10.

Age spread: 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,528, and the median income for a family was $46,779. Males had a median income of $31,104 versus $24,091 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,712. About 3.6% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]


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. ^ The History of Iowa County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Union Historical Company. 1881. p. 611. 
  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. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Air Force". Biography of Brigadier General Harris B. Hull. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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