Anthon, Iowa

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Anthon, Iowa
Location of Anthon, Iowa
Location of Anthon, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°23′16″N 95°51′59″W / 42.38778°N 95.86639°W / 42.38778; -95.86639Coordinates: 42°23′16″N 95°51′59″W / 42.38778°N 95.86639°W / 42.38778; -95.86639
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyWoodbury
Area
 • Total0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,119 ft (341 m)
Population
 • Total565
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
566
 • Density796/sq mi (307.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51004
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-02350
GNIS feature ID0454198

Anthon is a city in Woodbury County in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 565 at the 2010 census.

Anthon was home to Charles Osborne, who had the hiccups continuously for 68 years, and was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records [1]. It was also home to eunuchoidal giant Bernard Coyne, who was over 8 feet (243 cm) tall.

Anthon was named for J.C. Anthon, a railroad engineer [2]. It was founded in 1888.

Geography[edit]

Anthon is located at 42°23′16″N 95°51′59″W / 42.38778°N 95.86639°W / 42.38778; -95.86639 (42.387737, -95.866362).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.[1] The town is situated near the Little Sioux River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1900437—    
1910635+45.3%
1920783+23.3%
1930826+5.5%
1940881+6.7%
1950770−12.6%
1960681−11.6%
1970711+4.4%
1980687−3.4%
1990638−7.1%
2000649+1.7%
2010565−12.9%
2016566+0.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]


2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 565 people, 263 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 795.8 inhabitants per square mile (307.3/km2). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 415.5 per square mile (160.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 263 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 27.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.8% male and 55.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 649 people, 291 households, and 176 families residing in the city. The population density was 909.7 people per square mile (352.9/km²). There were 310 housing units at an average density of 434.5 per square mile (168.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.38% White, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 291 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.95.

24.8% were under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,364, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $19,853 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,228. About 4.8% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors Years
Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Mapleton Rams           1994-present
Anthon-Oto Anthon Hawks           1959-1994
Anthon Anthon Bombers           ?-1959

The city is served by the Maple Valley Anthon-Oto Community School District.[7]

The first school in Anthon was the Fox School, which stood from 1888 to 1890; it was replaced by the Anthon School, which was built in 1890 and 1891 and closed in 1918.[8] A replacement brick building opened in 1918.[9] Anthon won the 1949 Fall Baseball State title.[citation needed] The Anthon and Oto school districts consolidated in 1959 to form the Anthon-Oto Community School District.[9] The Anthon-Oto district began grade-sharing with the Maple Valley Community School District circa 1993, and as part of that arrangement all high school students from both districts attended high school in Mapleton.[10] On July 1, 2012 Anthon-Oto merged with Maple Valley to form the Maple Valley Anthon-Oto district.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Maple Valley Anthon-Oto." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Anthon history page 1. Maple Valley Community School District. March 5, 2001. Retrieved on July 16, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Anthon history page 2. Maple Valley Community School District. March 5, 2001. Retrieved on July 16, 2018.
  10. ^ Linck, Michele (2010-11-28). "School consolidation". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  11. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.

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