Zearing, Iowa

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Zearing, Iowa
City
Location of Zearing, Iowa
Location of Zearing, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°9′42″N 93°17′53″W / 42.16167°N 93.29806°W / 42.16167; -93.29806Coordinates: 42°9′42″N 93°17′53″W / 42.16167°N 93.29806°W / 42.16167; -93.29806
Country United States
State  Iowa
County Story
Area[1]
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,056 ft (322 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 554
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 547
 • Density 738.7/sq mi (285.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50278
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-87555
GNIS feature ID 0463254

Zearing is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 554 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Zearing was formed out of Lincoln Township, being founded on October 17, 1881 and incorporated on February 6, 1883. It was named for William Mitchell Zearing, a judge from Chicago who donated a bell to the first church in the community.

Celebration[edit]

The city celebrates Zearing Days Celebration festival during the last weekend in July. This celebration used to be held to commemorate Labor Day, but had not been put on since the 1980s, that was until 2000 when a group of Zearing residents decided to start the tradition again. Once started back up again, the first celebration -Just Horsin' Around- was titled in honor of the late Dick Sparrow's 40 horse hitch. This celebration was a one day event in July that has now grown into a three day event.[4][5]

Education[edit]

Zearing is served by the Colo-NESCO Community School District. Zearing's facility houses the elementary learning center(grades K-4). The district's central office is based in Colo,as well as the district's high school (grades 5-12).

Geography[edit]

Zearing is located at 42°9′42″N 93°17′53″W / 42.16167°N 93.29806°W / 42.16167; -93.29806 (42.161561, -93.298038).[6] Zearing is located 10 miles north of US Hwy 30 along US Hwy 65, 14 miles east of Interstate 35 on Story Co Rd E-18 (130th Street).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Zearing, Iowa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 28.8
(−1.8)
30.4
(−0.9)
47.8
(8.8)
60.4
(15.8)
69.7
(20.9)
78.1
(25.6)
82.2
(27.9)
84.4
(29.1)
76.1
(24.5)
62.9
(17.2)
49.6
(9.8)
33.8
(1)
58.7
(14.8)
Average low °F (°C) 8.6
(−13)
10.3
(−12.1)
26.7
(−2.9)
35.8
(2.1)
44.8
(7.1)
56.6
(13.7)
60.4
(15.8)
60.3
(15.7)
52.8
(11.6)
37.9
(3.3)
27.5
(−2.5)
14.4
(−9.8)
36.3
(2.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.8
(20)
0.8
(20)
2.0
(51)
3.1
(79)
4.4
(112)
5.2
(132)
4.5
(114)
4.4
(112)
3.2
(81)
2.3
(58)
2.0
(51)
1.1
(28)
33.8
(859)
Source: Weatherbase[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 242 —    
1900 388 +60.3%
1910 461 +18.8%
1920 471 +2.2%
1930 475 +0.8%
1940 476 +0.2%
1950 514 +8.0%
1960 528 +2.7%
1970 535 +1.3%
1980 630 +17.8%
1990 614 −2.5%
2000 617 +0.5%
2010 554 −10.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 554 people, 219 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 738.7 inhabitants per square mile (285.2 /km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 326.7 per square mile (126.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.6% White, 0.2% African American, and 0.2% from two or more races.

There were 219 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 617 people, 229 households, and 158 families residing in the city. The population density was 828.4 people per square mile (321.9/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 334.3 per square mile (129.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.57% White, 0.16% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 229 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

26.6% are under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,614, and the median income for a family was $45,156. Males had a median income of $30,398 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,615. None of the families and 3.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 1.6% 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. ^ Obrecht; ZDCC. "Zearing Days". Official Web Site. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  5. ^ Lundin, Leigh (2009-03-01). "The Great Smoke-Out". Criminal Brief. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Zearing, Iowa". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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