Dickens, Iowa

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Dickens, Iowa
City
Location of Dickens, Iowa
Location of Dickens, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°7′51″N 95°1′14″W / 43.13083°N 95.02056°W / 43.13083; -95.02056Coordinates: 43°7′51″N 95°1′14″W / 43.13083°N 95.02056°W / 43.13083; -95.02056
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clay
Area[1]
 • Total 0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)
 • Land 0.84 sq mi (2.18 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,335 ft (407 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 185
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 179
 • Density 220/sq mi (85.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 51333
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-21360
GNIS feature ID 0455912

Dickens is a city in Clay County, Iowa, United States. The population was 185 in the 2010 census, a decline from 202 in the 2000 census.[4][5]

History[edit]

Dickens was founded in 1886.[6]

Geography[edit]

Dickens' longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 43.130811, -95.020685.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910255
192033732.2%
1930333−1.2%
194037813.5%
1950311−17.7%
1960241−22.5%
1970240−0.4%
198028920.4%
1990214−26.0%
2000202−5.6%
2010185−8.4%
Est. 2016179[3]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 185 people, 72 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 220.2 inhabitants per square mile (85.0/km2). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 90.5 per square mile (34.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.5% Asian, and 1.1% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 72 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.0% male and 47.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 202 people, 74 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 240.9 people per square mile (92.8/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 99.0 per square mile (38.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.52% White, 1.49% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races.

There were 74 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $26,786 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,344. About 7.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Dickens is within the Spencer Community School District.[10] It was previously in the South Clay Community School District;[11] on July 1, 2010 that district dissolved, with a portion going to the Spencer district.[12]

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. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  6. ^ Gillespie, Samuel (1909). History of Clay County, Iowa: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1909. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 73. 
  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. ^ "Spencer." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Home. South Clay Community School District. November 4, 2001. Retrieved on July 20, 2018. "Welcome to South Clay Community School, a K-6 school serving the communities of Dickens, Gillett Grove, and Webb, Iowa."
  12. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Dickens