Alburnett, Iowa

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Alburnett, Iowa
City
Motto: "The comfort of country and community"
Location of Alburnett, Iowa
Location of Alburnett, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°8′57″N 91°37′11″W / 42.14917°N 91.61972°W / 42.14917; -91.61972Coordinates: 42°8′57″N 91°37′11″W / 42.14917°N 91.61972°W / 42.14917; -91.61972
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Incorporated June 29, 1912 [1]
Government
 • Mayor Dave Boesenberg
(term ends 12/31/2017)
Area[2]
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 673
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 675
 • Density 820.7/sq mi (316.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52202
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-01000
GNIS feature ID 0454117

Alburnett is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 673 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

In 1887, the Illinois Central Railroad was built through Linn County's Otter Creek township. In the winter of that year a depot was built on land donated by Albert Burnett. Because he had given land for the depot, the name "Burnett" was chosen for its identification.

Business interests began to center around the depot because the railroad offered an outlet to both the north and the south, and because of its proximity to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Burnett and his wife soon began to plat a community. Meanwhile, landowner Michael Weislogel began to lay out lots a short distance to the south. This community, called "Trentham," was the site of the first general store and post office. However, because contemporary state law dictated that a depot and post office in the same community must carry the same name, the name was soon changed to "Burnett." Mail delivery problems soon developed between Burnett and the community of Bennett in Cedar County. Consequently, "Al" Burnett changed the name to "Alburnett." Alburnett was incorporated in 1912, becoming the only municipality in Otter Creek Township. The first elected mayor was C. E. Hense, and the first council was composed of George Anderson, Albert Burnett, F.L. Glitchell, C.C. Naylor, and H.N. Rockwood.

Geography[edit]

Alburnett's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.149257, -91.619618.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 201 —    
1930 199 −1.0%
1940 208 +4.5%
1950 254 +22.1%
1960 341 +34.3%
1970 418 +22.6%
1980 411 −1.7%
1990 459 +11.7%
2000 559 +21.8%
2010 673 +20.4%
2014 690 +2.5%
2015 695 +0.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 673 people, 243 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 820.7 inhabitants per square mile (316.9/km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 307.3 per square mile (118.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.4% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 243 households of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 31.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 559 people, 199 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 650.3 people per square mile (251.0/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 240.8 per square mile (92.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.28% White, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 47.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.32.

34.5% are under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,464, and the median income for a family was $61,094. Males had a median income of $41,442 versus $26,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,815. About 3.2% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

As of 2017, The mayor is Dave Boesenberg and the council members are Dave Wood, Chester Schantz, Steve Gudenkauf, Charlie McClintock, and Brian Mensen. The city clerk is Sharon Robertson, and the public works director is Guy Trimble. [8]

The city council meets at 7:00 P.M. on the second Thursday of each month at the Alburnett City Hall at 102 E. 1st St.[8]

Public Safety[edit]

Law enforcement services are contracted on an annual basis with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, under Sheriff Brian Gardner. As of 2017 the Fire Chief is Steve Graham. The department currently has 23 members made up of firefighters, EMTs, and ground support.

Education[edit]

Alburnett is home to the Alburnett Community School District, a co-educational school system in Linn County with a district that covers all of Alburnett, all of the unincorporated town of Toddville, and areas of Marion, Robins, and Hiawatha. Grades K through 12 are housed entirely within different portions and additions of the same building in Alburnett. [9]

As of 2017, the district Superintendent is Dr. Dani Trimble, the high school (9-12) and junior high (6-8) principal is Ken Kasper, Activities Director is Mike Mitchell and the elementary principal (K-5) is Josh Henriksen.[9]

Alburnett high school competes in the Tri-Rivers Conference of eastern Iowa in a variety of athletics. The school colors are purple and gold, and the team name is the Pirates.[9]

Notable alumni include actor Riley Smith, who has appeared on shows such as Dawson's Creek, 24, and in films such as Radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alburnett-Iowa". City-Data. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ a b "City Government". City of Alburnett. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "Alburnett School". Alburnett Community School District. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 

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