Cylinder, Iowa

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Cylinder, Iowa
City
Location of Cylinder, Iowa
Location of Cylinder, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°5′21″N 94°33′0″W / 43.08917°N 94.55000°W / 43.08917; -94.55000Coordinates: 43°5′21″N 94°33′0″W / 43.08917°N 94.55000°W / 43.08917; -94.55000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Palo Alto
Government
 • Mayor Alexander R. Hall
Area[1]
 • Total 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Land 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,191 ft (363 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 88
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 87
 • Density 1,257.1/sq mi (485.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50528
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-17985
GNIS feature ID 0455764

Cylinder is a city in Palo Alto County, Iowa, United States. The population was 88 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town began in 1885 with the construction of a large hay barn, and soon after a railway siding was built to load the hay.[4] In 1890 a railway depot was constructed, and the town was incorporated in 1900.[5]

The original railway depot was named after nearby Cylinder Creek, which may have received its name after early settlers dropped an engine into the mud and never recovered it.[5][6]

Professional wrestler Danny Havoc was born in Cylinder, and started wrestling in his family's barn with friends after school.[7]

Geography[edit]

Cylinder is located at 43°05′21″N 94°33′00″W / 43.089159°N 94.550092°W / 43.089159; -94.550092 (43.089159, -94.550092).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 118 —    
1910 129 +9.3%
1920 174 +34.9%
1930 157 −9.8%
1940 175 +11.5%
1950 143 −18.3%
1960 161 +12.6%
1970 133 −17.4%
1980 119 −10.5%
1990 112 −5.9%
2000 110 −1.8%
2010 88 −20.0%
2014 85 −3.4%
2015 86 +1.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 88 people, 39 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,257.1 inhabitants per square mile (485.4/km2). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 628.6 per square mile (242.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White and 1.1% from two or more races.

There were 39 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.6% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18% 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 2.95.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.7% male and 44.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 110 people, 45 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,625.0 people per square mile (606.7/km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 723.9 per square mile (270.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.18% White, 0.91% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.

There were 45 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,750, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $14,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,953. There were 21.2% of families and 31.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 62.5% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ McCarty, Dwight Gaylord (1910). History of Palo Alto County, Iowa. Torch Press. p. 154. 
  5. ^ a b Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  6. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 31. 
  7. ^ "Danny Havoc". Combat Zone Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved May 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.