Birmingham, Iowa

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Birmingham, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"Gateway to Scenic Van Buren County"[1]
Location of Birmingham, Iowa
Location of Birmingham, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°52′43″N 91°56′48″W / 40.87861°N 91.94667°W / 40.87861; -91.94667Coordinates: 40°52′43″N 91°56′48″W / 40.87861°N 91.94667°W / 40.87861; -91.94667
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyVan Buren
Area
 • Total1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Land1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Population
 • Total448
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
448
 • Density423/sq mi (163.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52535
Area code(s)319
FIPS code19-06625
GNIS feature ID0454645
WebsiteThe Villages of Van Buren, Iowa Website

Birmingham is a city in Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 448 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Birmingham was laid out in 1839.[5] The town was incorporated on May 20, 1856.[6]

Geography[edit]

Birmingham is located at 40°52'43" North, 91°56'48" West (40.878626, -91.946610).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Central City Square showing public park and playground, Birmingham, Iowa, looking southeast from the Public Library.
Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1850231—    
1870626+171.0%
1880515−17.7%
1890545+5.8%
1900622+14.1%
1910572−8.0%
1920539−5.8%
1930507−5.9%
1940498−1.8%
1950643+29.1%
1960441−31.4%
1970452+2.5%
1980410−9.3%
1990386−5.9%
2000423+9.6%
2010448+5.9%
2016429−4.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 448 people, 191 households, and 120 families living in the city. The population density was 422.6 inhabitants per square mile (163.2/km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 200.9 per square mile (77.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 191 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% 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 2.86.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 423 people, 185 households, and 120 families living in the city. The population density was 402.5 people per square mile (155.5/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 194.1 per square mile (75.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.53% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 185 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $40,250. Males had a median income of $27,614 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,554. 8.8% of the population and 3.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.1% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Van Buren Community School District.[10] In 2018 the Van Buren district voted to merge with the Harmony Community School District.[11]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Villages of Van Buren, Iowa". The Villages of Van Buren, Iowa. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ The History of Van Buren County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 492.
  6. ^ "Birmingham, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "VAN BUREN." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  11. ^ Niehaus, Michaele (2018-02-06). "Van Buren, Harmony to merge". The Hawk Eye. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  12. ^ Cecilia Rasmussen, "2 Doctors Who Overcame Sexism" Los Angeles Times (February 27, 2000).
  13. ^ The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Secretary of State. 1937. p. 482 – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "HOPE, Clifford Ragsdale". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2011-08-03.

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