Defiance, Iowa

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Defiance, Iowa
City
Downtown Defiance, Iowa (composite)
Downtown Defiance, Iowa (composite)
Location of Defiance, Iowa
Location of Defiance, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°49′29″N 95°20′31″W / 41.82472°N 95.34194°W / 41.82472; -95.34194Coordinates: 41°49′29″N 95°20′31″W / 41.82472°N 95.34194°W / 41.82472; -95.34194
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Shelby
Area[1]
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,276 ft (389 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 284
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 277
 • Density 728/sq mi (281.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51527
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-19585
GNIS feature ID 0455869

Defiance is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States, along the West Branch of the West Nishnabotna River. The population was 284 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Defiance had its start in 1882 by the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad through that territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Defiance is located at 41°49′29″N 95°20′31″W / 41.82472°N 95.34194°W / 41.82472; -95.34194 (41.824740, -95.342056).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 323 —    
1900 387 +19.8%
1910 411 +6.2%
1920 389 −5.4%
1930 411 +5.7%
1940 428 +4.1%
1950 368 −14.0%
1960 386 +4.9%
1970 392 +1.6%
1980 383 −2.3%
1990 312 −18.5%
2000 346 +10.9%
2010 284 −17.9%
2016 277 −2.5%
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 284 people, 121 households, and 82 families residing in the city. The population density was 728.2 inhabitants per square mile (281.2/km2). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 338.5 per square mile (130.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 121 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% 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 2.90.

The median age in the city was 47.8 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.3% were from 25 to 44; 38.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 346 people, 125 households, and 98 families residing in the city. The population density was 868.9 people per square mile (334.0/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 329.0 per square mile (126.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.95% White, 1.16% Native American, 2.89% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 125 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $40,125. Males had a median income of $25,673 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,492. About 4.1% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • C. A. Robins, 22nd Governor of Idaho; born in Defiance.
  • Craig Muhlbauer, a Denver tax accountant originally from Defiance, appeared on the tenth season of The Bachelorette on ABC, but lasted only two episodes.[8]

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 and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ White, Edward Speer (1915). Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 262. 
  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. 
  8. ^ http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/entertainment/television/2014/05/13/iowan-to-compete-on-bachelorette/9043103/[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

  • City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Defiance