Casey, Iowa

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Casey, Iowa
Location of Casey, Iowa
Location of Casey, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°30′22″N 94°31′12″W / 41.50611°N 94.52000°W / 41.50611; -94.52000Coordinates: 41°30′22″N 94°31′12″W / 41.50611°N 94.52000°W / 41.50611; -94.52000
Country United States
State Iowa
CountiesGuthrie, Adair
Area
 • Total0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,237 ft (377 m)
Population
 • Total426
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
399
 • Density576/sq mi (222.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50048
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-11395
GNIS feature ID0455198

Casey is a city in Adair and Guthrie counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 426 at the 2010 census.

The Guthrie County portion of Casey is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Casey was platted in 1869.[4] The community has the name of a railroad man.[5]

In 2015 the City Clerk, Dorothy Dillinger, was indicted for misappropriation of city funds and burning down the city hall. She stole up to $300,000 in city funds and spent it on purchases at Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, among other places.[6] Dillinger pleaded guilty in federal court and received a prison sentence of five years from judge James E. Gritzner.[7] A new city hall and community center, which replaced the one destroyed in an attempt to cover up the embezzlement, had its groundbreaking in 2018. The estimated cost is $1 million. The majority of the building would be dedicated to community center functions.[8]

Geography[edit]

Casey is located at 41°30′22″N 94°31′12″W / 41.50611°N 94.52000°W / 41.50611; -94.52000 (41.506088, -94.520039).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880478
1890452−5.4%
190056825.7%
191073529.4%
192090823.5%
1930785−13.5%
1940709−9.7%
1950703−0.8%
1960589−16.2%
1970561−4.8%
1980473−15.7%
1990441−6.8%
20004788.4%
2010426−10.9%
Est. 2016399[3]−6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 426 people, 174 households, and 109 families residing in the city. The population density was 575.7 inhabitants per square mile (222.3/km2). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 290.5 per square mile (112.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 2.1% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 174 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 478 people, 203 households, and 129 families residing in the city. The population density was 649.0 people per square mile (249.4/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 306.8 per square mile (117.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.54% White, 0.84% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.

There were 203 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% 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 2.96.

Age spread: 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,189. About 7.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Barry Chalfant was elected mayor in 2015 and will serve until 2019.[12]

Education[edit]

It is in the Adair-Casey Community School District,[13] and students from Casey attend Adair-Casey Elementary School and AC/GC Junior High School in Adair.[14] Students attend AC/GC High School in Guthrie Center,[15] a school of the Guthrie Center Community School District, under a grade-sharing arrangement.[16]

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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa. Continental Historical Company. 1884. p. 608.
  5. ^ Savage, Tom (1 August 2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-58729-759-5. ...named in honor of a well-known contractor.
  6. ^ KCCI 8 News, Kim St. Onge (18 November 2015). "Ex-city clerk indicted for allegedly setting fire to office day of audit".
  7. ^ "Former City Clerk Sentenced to Prison for Improper Use of City Funds and Arson of Community Building". U.S. Department of Justice. 2016-10-24. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  8. ^ Riley, Roger (2018-03-05). "Casey Comeback: New City Hall After 2014 Fire". WHO-TV. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ "November 3, 2015, City Elections: Official Results" (PDF). Guthrie County website. December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "Adair-Casey." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "AC/GC Junior High." AC-GC Schools. Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "AC/GC High School." AC-GC Schools. Retrieved on June 21, 2018.
  16. ^ Peklo, Jacob. "Iowa Schools prepare for merger". WeAreIowa.com, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Retrieved 2018-06-21.

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