Blakesburg, Iowa

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Blakesburg, Iowa
City
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Location of Blakesburg, Iowa
Location of Blakesburg, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°57′46″N 92°38′10″W / 40.96278°N 92.63611°W / 40.96278; -92.63611Coordinates: 40°57′46″N 92°38′10″W / 40.96278°N 92.63611°W / 40.96278; -92.63611
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Wapello
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 296
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 292
 • Density 1,096.3/sq mi (423.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52536
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-06850
GNIS feature ID 0454679

Blakesburg is a city in Wapello County, Iowa, United States. The population was 296 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Blakesburg was laid out in 1852. It was named for one of its founders, Theophilus Blake.[4]

Geography[edit]

Blakesburg's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 40.962817, -92.636044.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.[1] The ZIP code for Blakesburg is 52536.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 344 —    
1920 380 +10.5%
1930 397 +4.5%
1940 442 +11.3%
1950 401 −9.3%
1960 401 +0.0%
1970 403 +0.5%
1980 404 +0.2%
1990 333 −17.6%
2000 374 +12.3%
2010 296 −20.9%
1860 265 −10.5%
1870 236 −10.9%
1880 198 −16.1%
2014 287 +44.9%
2015 286 −0.3%
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 296 people, 145 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,096.3 inhabitants per square mile (423.3/km2). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 625.9 per square mile (241.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.7% White and 0.3% from two or more races.

There were 145 households of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.60.

The median age in the city was 48.2 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.5% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 374 people, 166 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,408.9 people per square mile (534.8/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 666.8 per square mile (253.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.66% White, 0.53% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 166 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,962. About 13.5% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Airpower Museum
Culver PQ-14 at Airpower Museum near Blakesburg

Located 3 miles northeast of Blakesburg, the Airpower Museum features approximately 25 mostly pre-World War II aircraft on display as well as the Library of Flight, and early flight simulators, propellers, engines, and original art. A fly-in of vintage aircraft is held each year.[8]

Education[edit]

The Eddyville-Blakesburg Community School District has one school building—Blakesburg Elementary Attendance Center—located in the community. Students grades 7-12 attend the Eddyville-Blakesburg Junior-Senior High School in neighboring Eddyville.

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. ^ Waterman, Harrison Lyman (1914). History of Wapello County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 324. 
  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. ^ http://antiqueairfield.com/apm/

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