Elkport, Iowa

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Elkport, Iowa
City
Location of Elkport, Iowa
Location of Elkport, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°44′28″N 91°16′32″W / 42.74111°N 91.27556°W / 42.74111; -91.27556Coordinates: 42°44′28″N 91°16′32″W / 42.74111°N 91.27556°W / 42.74111; -91.27556
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clayton
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37
 • Density 470.2/sq mi (181.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52044
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-24825
GNIS feature ID 0456310

Elkport is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 37 at the 2010 census, down from 88 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Elkport was laid out as a town in 1855. It was named from the Elk Creek.[1]

The town was severely damaged by floods in May 2004. After the floods, all residents of the town chose federal buyout, selling their homes to the United States federal government for demolition. In September 2006, nearly all of the buildings of Elkport were demolished.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 243
1900 326
1910 210 −35.6%
1920 202 −3.8%
1930 116 −42.6%
1940 130 12.1%
1950 99 −23.8%
1960 100 1.0%
1970 87 −13.0%
1980 98 12.6%
1990 82 −16.3%
2000 88 7.3%
2010 37 −58.0%
Est. 2015 36 [3] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 88 people, 33 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 470.2 inhabitants per square mile (178.8/km²). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 181.7 per square mile (69.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 33 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% 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 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 114.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,518. There were 10.5% of families and 6.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 23.1% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, Realto E. (1916). History of Clayton County, Iowa: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present. Robert O. Law Company. p. 336. 
  2. ^ Flooded town washed off the map, Public Works, 2006-11-01. Accessed 2007-08-14.
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.