Atkins, Iowa

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Atkins, Iowa
City
Location of Atkins, Iowa
Location of Atkins, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°59′41″N 91°51′40″W / 41.99472°N 91.86111°W / 41.99472; -91.86111Coordinates: 41°59′41″N 91°51′40″W / 41.99472°N 91.86111°W / 41.99472; -91.86111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Benton
Area[1]
 • Total 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Land 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 853 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,670
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,698
 • Density 1,532.1/sq mi (591.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52206
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-03475
GNIS feature ID 0454274

Atkins is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,670 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Atkins had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad through that territory. It was named for a railroad official.[4]

Geography[edit]

Atkins is located at 41°59′41″N 91°51′40″W / 41.99472°N 91.86111°W / 41.99472; -91.86111 (41.994599, -91.861232).[5] It is about 10 miles (16 km) west of downtown Cedar Rapids.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 202 —    
1930 314 +55.4%
1940 330 +5.1%
1950 387 +17.3%
1960 527 +36.2%
1970 581 +10.2%
1980 678 +16.7%
1990 637 −6.0%
2000 977 +53.4%
2010 1,670 +70.9%
2014 1,753 +5.0%
2015 1,795 +2.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,670 people, 592 households, and 480 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,532.1 inhabitants per square mile (591.5/km2). There were 610 housing units at an average density of 559.6 per square mile (216.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 592 households of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.9% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 31.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 977 people, 361 households, and 275 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,197.6 people per square mile (460.0/km²). There were 369 housing units at an average density of 452.3 per square mile (173.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.69% White, 0.10% Native American, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 361 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.13.

31.3% were under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,833, and the median income for a family was $58,375. Males had a median income of $40,950 versus $26,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,507. About 1.7% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

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 Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Atkins". County of Benton, IA. Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  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. 

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