Danbury, Iowa

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Danbury, Iowa
City
Location of Danbury, Iowa
Location of Danbury, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°14′10″N 95°43′18″W / 42.23611°N 95.72167°W / 42.23611; -95.72167Coordinates: 42°14′10″N 95°43′18″W / 42.23611°N 95.72167°W / 42.23611; -95.72167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Woodbury
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 348
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 338
 • Density 849/sq mi (327.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51019
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-18390
GNIS feature ID 0455785
Website City of Danbury

Danbury is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 348 at the 2010 census. Danbury has two churches, St. Mary's Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church. Danbury holds a fall celebration called Corn Days during harvest.

History[edit]

A post office called Danbury has been in operation since 1877.[4] The city was named for both its founder, Daniel Thomas, and the county in which it is located, Woodbury.[5]

Geography[edit]

Danbury is located at 42°14′10″N 95°43′18″W / 42.23611°N 95.72167°W / 42.23611; -95.72167 (42.236002, -95.721755).[6] It is situated on the Maple River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 69 —    
1890 423 +513.0%
1900 480 +13.5%
1910 558 +16.3%
1920 677 +21.3%
1930 656 −3.1%
1940 728 +11.0%
1950 601 −17.4%
1960 510 −15.1%
1970 527 +3.3%
1980 492 −6.6%
1990 430 −12.6%
2000 384 −10.7%
2010 348 −9.4%
2016 338 −2.9%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 348 people, 159 households, and 96 families residing in the city. The population density was 848.8 inhabitants per square mile (327.7/km2). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 451.2 per square mile (174.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 1.7% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.3% from two or more races.

There were 159 households of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 23.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 384 people, 177 households, and 107 families residing in the city. The population density was 938.8 people per square mile (361.6/km²). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 481.6 per square mile (185.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.74% White, and 0.26% from two or more races.

There were 177 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.84.

25.3% are under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,409, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,801. About 8.0% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.

News media[edit]

Danbury is served by The Danbury Review, a weekly newspaper published by Michael Buth. The paper is created and edited by Lynn Buth. Michael and Lynn purchased the newspaper from Dave Colbert in August 1999.

Emergency services[edit]

Fire, ambulance, and police protection in Danbury is provided by the Danbury Fire Department, the Danbury Ambulance Service, and the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office respectively.[citation needed]

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. ^ Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2016 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Woodbury County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Company, Chicago and North Western Railway (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 62. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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