Woodbine, Iowa

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Woodbine, Iowa
City
Location of Woodbine, Iowa
Location of Woodbine, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°44′15″N 95°42′20″W / 41.73750°N 95.70556°W / 41.73750; -95.70556Coordinates: 41°44′15″N 95°42′20″W / 41.73750°N 95.70556°W / 41.73750; -95.70556
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Harrison
Area[1]
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Land 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,459
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,418
 • Density 1,139.8/sq mi (440.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51579
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-86835
GNIS feature ID 0463180

Woodbine is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States, along the Boyer River. The population was 1,459 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Woodbine was platted 1866 at the time the Chicago and North Western Railway was built through that territory. It was incorporated as a town in 1877.[4]

Geography[edit]

Woodbine is located at 41°44′15″N 95°42′20″W / 41.73750°N 95.70556°W / 41.73750; -95.70556 (41.737553, -95.705688).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), of which, 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1880 330 —    
1890 815 +147.0%
1900 1,255 +54.0%
1910 1,538 +22.5%
1920 1,463 −4.9%
1930 1,348 −7.9%
1940 1,467 +8.8%
1950 1,304 −11.1%
1960 1,304 +0.0%
1970 1,349 +3.5%
1980 1,463 +8.5%
1990 1,500 +2.5%
2000 1,564 +4.3%
2010 1,459 −6.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,459 people, 611 households, and 389 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,139.8 inhabitants per square mile (440.1 /km2). There were 679 housing units at an average density of 530.5 per square mile (204.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 611 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 44.9 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 24.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,564 people, 647 households, and 416 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,381.1 people per square mile (534.4/km²). There were 696 housing units at an average density of 614.6 per square mile (237.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.34% White, 0.06% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 647 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.93.

23.5% are under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,083, and the median income for a family was $40,972. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $22,589 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,117. About 7.6% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Community[edit]

Woodbine is notable for being home to the Tommy Gate Company. This manufacturer makes the Tommy Gate brand of truck-mounted hydraulic lifts.

Woodbine's history began in 1849 when the town was first settled. It contains an original brick section of the Lincoln Highway, as well as an historic downtown that includes the former J. Radloff Bank, now converted into small shops and loft apartments.

Woodbine is a small community. It is now one of the few communities in the area that still has its own school district. Woodbine also offers seven different churches, a historic downtown, a beautiful city park with a recently built playground, a swimming pool, and an athletic complex. The city operates the Woodbine Municipal Airport.

This quaint town was named after a common flowering vine native to many parts of Europe including England. Woodbine's namesake vine was most likely Lonicera periclymenum, which also goes by the common name European honeysuckle.

Each year in late September, this small town hosts a festival called Applefest.

White’s Floral Garden (also known as White's Peony Garden or White's Flower Garden) is a popular attraction located at 11th and Park Street. Lena and Herbert White, the original garden owners, left their beautiful garden to the town of Woodbine. Now the upkeep of the garden is performed by volunteers and the city parks crew.

Each year in May, the garden is lavish with color from the blooms of hundreds of different named varieties of peonies and many more originated by Mr. White. Breeding peonies became his hobby after he retired.

The grounds also have many rare and unusual specimens of shrubs, trees and flowers so it is an interesting and fascinating spot at any time during the growing season. In addition to hundreds of peonies, the garden also includes many daylilies, hostas, lilies, and an assorted other perennials and annuals.

In the center of the garden stands a wonderful Japanese tree lilac that perfumes the surrounding area. Magnolia trees dot the landscape. Mock orange shrubs draw the visitors down a path lined with dark purple coral bells (Heuchera), underplanted with a lime green groundcover, moneywart (Lysimachia nummularia). Included on this path is a shady area containing blue, green, and lime hostas. Large specimen trees are also a unique part of the garden. These include shagbark hickory (Carya ovata), American yellowwood (Cladrastis lutea), and many more interesting trees.

Visitors to the garden enjoy grass paths as well as wide cement walkways that meander through the garden. The cement walk was provided to the garden through a grant. The garden is handicap accessible and has several benches where you can sit and enjoy the sights, sounds, and fragrance of the garden.

Notable People[edit]

  • Debbie Esser-Karman, NCAA Track & Field Champion
  • David McCuskey, Collegiate, Olympic, and Hall of Fame Wresting Coach
  • Dr. David McLaughlin, National Academy of Sciences Member

Phil Hummel http://www.iatfcc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=110&Itemid=83#anchor193272

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. ^ History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth. Western Publishing Company. 1882. p. 296. 
  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. 

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