Bertram, Iowa

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Bertram, Iowa
City
Location of Bertram, Iowa
Location of Bertram, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°57′0″N 91°32′4″W / 41.95000°N 91.53444°W / 41.95000; -91.53444Coordinates: 41°57′0″N 91°32′4″W / 41.95000°N 91.53444°W / 41.95000; -91.53444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Area[1]
 • Total 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Land 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 294
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 298
 • Density 175.0/sq mi (67.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-06175
GNIS feature ID 0454532

Bertram is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 294 at the 2010 census.

Bertram is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Bertram was laid out in 1858 as an outgrowth on the railroad, which was completed to that point in 1859.[4] It was named for Capt. John Bertram, who was instrumental in bringing the railroad there.[5]

Geography[edit]

Bertram is located at 41°57′00″N 91°32′04″W / 41.950036°N 91.534363°W / 41.950036; -91.534363 (41.950036, -91.534363).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2), all of it land.[1]

Located on the Union Pacific Railroad main line (former Chicago and North Western Railway), which has a nearby large trestle over Big Creek, the city is primarily a bedroom community of Cedar Rapids.[citation needed] Bertram is also close to Palisades-Kepler State Park.[citation needed] Bertram Bridge, which also spans Big Creek is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 96 —    
1930 102 +6.2%
1940 90 −11.8%
1950 128 +42.2%
1960 170 +32.8%
1970 177 +4.1%
1980 216 +22.0%
1990 201 −6.9%
2000 263 +30.8%
2010 294 +11.8%
2014 300 +2.0%
2015 300 +0.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 294 people, 106 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 175.0 inhabitants per square mile (67.6/km2). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 67.9 per square mile (26.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 1.4% African American, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 106 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.6% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 57.1% male and 42.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the incorrect census[8] of 2000, there were 681 people, 98 households, and 76 families residing in the city. The population density was 533.5 people per square mile (205.4/km2). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 79.1 per square mile (30.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.18% White, 1.91% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population.

There were 98 households out of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.66.

The age spread is 10.7% under the age of 18, 62.4% from 18 to 24, 7.9% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 112.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

However, the official population was later revised to 263 when officials discovered that 418 students living in a Cornell College dormitory in nearby Mount Vernon had incorrectly been reported as living in Bertram.[9]

The median income for a household in the city was $58,750, and the median income for a family was $66,500. Males had a median income of $46,750 versus $32,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,015. About 2.6% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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. ^ The History of Linn County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 583. 
  5. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 44. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ eReport: Spring 2002, Cornell College, 2002. Accessed 2007-08-18.