Burt, Iowa

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Burt, Iowa
City
Location of Burt, Iowa
Location of Burt, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°11′53″N 94°13′18″W / 43.19806°N 94.22167°W / 43.19806; -94.22167Coordinates: 43°11′53″N 94°13′18″W / 43.19806°N 94.22167°W / 43.19806; -94.22167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Kossuth
Area[1]
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 533
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 523
 • Density 1,211.4/sq mi (467.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50522
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-09685
GNIS feature ID 0455008

Burt is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 533 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Burt was platted in 1881 when the railroad was extended to that point.[4][5] It was named for Horace G. Burt, a railroad official.[6]

Geography[edit]

Burt is located at 43°11′53″N 94°13′18″W / 43.19806°N 94.22167°W / 43.19806; -94.22167 (43.198075, -94.221616).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 504 —    
1910 495 −1.8%
1920 626 +26.5%
1930 580 −7.3%
1940 613 +5.7%
1950 572 −6.7%
1960 620 +8.4%
1970 608 −1.9%
1980 689 +13.3%
1990 575 −16.5%
2000 556 −3.3%
2010 533 −4.1%
2014 515 −3.4%
2015 511 −0.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 533 people, 206 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,211.4 inhabitants per square mile (467.7/km2). There were 232 housing units at an average density of 527.3 per square mile (203.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 206 households of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 38.2 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 556 people, 223 households, and 148 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,294.2 people per square mile (499.2/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 565.6 per square mile (218.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.64% White, 0.18% African American and 0.18% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 223 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,625, and the median income for a family was $39,464. Males had a median income of $28,833 versus $21,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,727. About 9.3% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 33.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Burt Community Schools known as the Bears served the population for elementary, middle, and high school education until 1989. After that date, student participated in whole-grade sharing with nearby Sentral High School. On July 1, 2001, Burt students were consolidated with Algona Community School District for all age students.[10]

Religion[edit]

There are two churches in Burt, both of the Protestant faith: St. John's Lutheran Church and Burt Presbyterian Church. A third church, United Methodist Church, was closed in September 2009 and a fourth church, the Full Gospel Church, closed in 1990. The cemetery that serves Burt is located on the far north end of town.

Community groups[edit]

There are several community organizations in Burt. The Burt VFW, Lion's Club, Women's Club, Playground Committee, Summer Celebration Committee, and the Burt Library Board are all influential in planning activities and keeping the town active.[11]

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. ^ History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 441. 
  5. ^ Reed, Benjamin F. (1913). History of Kossuth County, Iowa. Walsworth. p. 651. 
  6. ^ 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. 49. 
  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 May 12, 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. ^ IowaSchools
  11. ^ http://www.burtiowa.com/index.htm

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