Earlham, Iowa

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Earlham, Iowa
City
Motto: "Plant roots. See them grow."[1]
Location of Earlham, Iowa
Location of Earlham, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°29′35″N 94°7′25″W / 41.49306°N 94.12361°W / 41.49306; -94.12361Coordinates: 41°29′35″N 94°7′25″W / 41.49306°N 94.12361°W / 41.49306; -94.12361
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Madison
Area[2]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,450
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,428
 • Density 1,494.8/sq mi (577.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50072
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-23340
GNIS feature ID 0456104
Website The Community of Earlham Iowa Website

Earlham is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,450 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Earlham was laid out in 1869 when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] It was named after Earlham College, a Quaker college in Richmond, Indiana.[6] Earlham was incorporated on April 26, 1870.[7]

Geography[edit]

Earlham is located at 41°29′35″N 94°7′25″W / 41.49306°N 94.12361°W / 41.49306; -94.12361 (41.493137, -94.123661).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 222 —    
1880 260 +17.1%
1890 302 +16.2%
1900 630 +108.6%
1910 749 +18.9%
1920 803 +7.2%
1930 897 +11.7%
1940 865 −3.6%
1950 771 −10.9%
1960 788 +2.2%
1970 974 +23.6%
1980 1,140 +17.0%
1990 1,157 +1.5%
2000 1,298 +12.2%
2010 1,450 +11.7%
2014 1,403 −3.2%
2015 1,405 +0.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,450 people, 544 households, and 389 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,494.8 inhabitants per square mile (577.1/km2). There were 571 housing units at an average density of 588.7 per square mile (227.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 544 households of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.3% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,298 people, 491 households, and 352 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,336.9 people per square mile (516.7/km²). There were 520 housing units at an average density of 535.6 per square mile (207.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.31% White, 0.15% African American, 0.08% Native American, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 491 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.

Age spread: 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,917, and the median income for a family was $54,519. Males had a median income of $32,262 versus $24,896 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,659. About 0.9% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Community of Earlham Iowa". The Community of Earlham Iowa. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ Mueller, Herman A. (1915). History of Madison County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 323. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Earlham, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Earlham, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  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. 

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