Blencoe, Iowa

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Blencoe, Iowa
City
Location of Blencoe, Iowa
Location of Blencoe, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°55′55″N 96°4′54″W / 41.93194°N 96.08167°W / 41.93194; -96.08167Coordinates: 41°55′55″N 96°4′54″W / 41.93194°N 96.08167°W / 41.93194; -96.08167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Monona
Area[1]
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 224
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 220
 • Density 294.7/sq mi (113.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51523
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-06940
GNIS feature ID 0454687

Blencoe is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. The population was 224 at the 2010 census.

An early settler from Blencoe, Canada, named the town.[4]

Geography[edit]

Blencoe is located at 41°55′55″N 96°4′54″W / 41.93194°N 96.08167°W / 41.93194; -96.08167 (41.931871, -96.081742).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 279 —    
1910 283 +1.4%
1920 317 +12.0%
1930 333 +5.0%
1940 367 +10.2%
1950 328 −10.6%
1960 286 −12.8%
1970 255 −10.8%
1980 247 −3.1%
1990 250 +1.2%
2000 231 −7.6%
2010 224 −3.0%
2014 217 −3.1%
2015 217 +0.0%
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 224 people, 99 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 294.7 inhabitants per square mile (113.8/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 152.6 per square mile (58.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 99 households of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the city was 49.7 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 231 people, 110 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 309.3 people per square mile (118.9/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 156.7 per square mile (60.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, and 0.87% from two or more races.

There were 110 households out of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 16.0% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 34.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,556, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $35,250 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,841. About 4.7% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 2.5% of those sixty five 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. ^ 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. 45. 
  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.