Evansdale, Iowa

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Evansdale
City
Nickname(s): Edale
Location of Evansdale, Iowa
Location of Evansdale, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°28′4″N 92°16′56″W / 42.46778°N 92.28222°W / 42.46778; -92.28222Coordinates: 42°28′4″N 92°16′56″W / 42.46778°N 92.28222°W / 42.46778; -92.28222
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Black Hawk
Incorporated November 13, 1947 [1]
Government
 • Mayor Doug Faas
 • Council Ward 1 Kenny Loftus
 • Council Ward 2 Jessica Miller
 • Council Ward 3 Rick Hibben
 • Council Ward 4 Dick Dewater
Area[2]
 • Total 4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)
 • Land 4.05 sq mi (10.49 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation 840 ft (256 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 4,751
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 4,754
 • Density 1,173.1/sq mi (452.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50707
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-25995
GNIS feature ID 0456412

Evansdale is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 4,751 in the 2010 census, an increase from 4,526 in the 2000 census.[5][6] It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Evansdale's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.467837, -92.282105.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.12 square miles (10.67 km2), of which, 4.05 square miles (10.49 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.[2]

Evansdale is a border to border suburb of Waterloo.[8]

History[edit]

Evansdale began its existence in 1947, when the residents of the Home Acres and River Forest Area adjoining the east city limits of Waterloo and confronted with a common drainage problem, formed the Home Acres Improvement Association. In August of that year the Association petitioned for articles of incorporation as a town and presented their documents to District Judge William T. Evans through Parkersburg attorney Dale Van Eman, hence Evansdale. The poll resulted in a 205-106 favorable count to incorporate. The history of growth in the area can be timed back to the turn of the century. Situated in East Waterloo Township, Evansdale evolved from several different sections that were developed. Around the turn of the century, William T. Evans owned a farm just south of Watermelon Avenue in what is approximately the present route of Highway 20. Lafayette Road, an extension of Lafayette Street from Waterloo, cut through the Evans' farm. Just east of Evans' farm was a farm owned by Julia B. Richards. The County School #1 sat on the corner of Richards' property in what eventually became known as Evans Crossing. This was the first of the sections which later became Evansdale.

Other large farmers in the area at the time were: Mary C. Crumrine, Jacob Griffith, Samuel R. White, C.C. Wolf, Hugh Newell, Lore Alford, James Gardner, George Shirley, J.H. Johnston, August Westendorf, Frederick Timmermann and Carl Bunger. Another section of land was made up in part by the land owned by C.C. Wolf. The land was located between what is now Grand Blvd. and the present site of Evans Road. In the early 1900s Wolf built the Elk Run Hotel to be used as a summer resort. The hotel had a large ballroom and dining room and was well known by the residents of northeast Iowa. Commuter trains of the Illinois Central railroad brought weekend visitors to the resort, which faced the Cedar River. At that time, Wolf, who was originally from Parkersburg, began to plat lots in the area. However, his hotel business failed, and in 1928 William Fox formed the Home Acres Land Association and developed the land formerly owned by Wolf and some additional land in Evansdale. Mr. Fox operated an insurance agency in Evansdale for many years. The Home Acres Land Association was originally headquartered in the Elk Run Hotel. A third section, which was developed prior to the land development by Fox was Casebeer Heights. Lore Alford, a prominent Waterloo lawyer owned the land at the turn of the century. He sold the property to Jack Casebeer, a Waterloo restaurant owner. Casebeer developed the land as a summer resort. Other sections of Evansdale were developed just prior to 1941 but it was the building boom following the War that created the problems that precipitated the incorporation of the city. Shortly thereafter on November 1, 1947, one-hundred and ten voters turned out to elect the only ticket on the ballot at that time with William Wiltfang as mayor. The first council meeting was conducted November 24, 1947, in an abandoned chicken house owned by Councilman Boelman. Since that time, Evansdale's growth has been steady but complicated. With the growth of the city the installation of sewers and water lines were necessary to keep pace with the needs of the community. Progress was complicated by the introduction of the Urban Renewal program in 1969. However, the program provided for a fresh start for the city with new housing and renovation to give Evansdale a new look.[9]

Government[edit]

Evansdale is administered by a five-member city council and a mayor. One council member is elected from each of Evansdale's four wards, and one is elected at-large. The current mayor is Doug Faas. Who has served as a former Evansdale City Council member, and also previously served as a board member on the Waterloo Community School Board. His predecessor was Chad Deutsch. Deutsch was elected in 2007 after unsuccessful attempts in 2001 and 2005 to unseat former Mayor John Mardis, and served three terms as Mayor.[10][11]

John Mardis served eight consecutive terms as mayor, which made him the longest serving Evansdale Mayor. In 2007 the city had a budget of $3.8 million and a tax rate of $6.75 per $1000 of taxable property valuation. A new community response center was built to house the police and fire rescue, who were outgrowing their respective areas.[12][13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 3,571
1960 5,738 60.7%
1970 5,038 −12.2%
1980 4,798 −4.8%
1990 4,638 −3.3%
2000 4,526 −2.4%
2010 4,751 5.0%
Est. 2015 4,812 [14] 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[15]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 4,751 people, 1,987 households, and 1,316 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.1 inhabitants per square mile (452.9/km2). There were 2,048 housing units at an average density of 505.7 per square mile (195.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 1.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 1,987 households of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 26.9% 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 2.39 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[16] of 2000, there were 4,526 people, 1,822 households, and 1,260 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,075.0 people per square mile (415.1/km²). There were 1,871 housing units at an average density of 444.4 per square mile (171.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.44% White, 0.77% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 1,822 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

Age spread: 25.5% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,160, and the median income for a family was $37,418. Males had a median income of $29,847 versus $20,434 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,363. About 10.2% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Located in Evansdale is a trailhead for the Cedar Valley Nature Trail.[17]

Education[edit]

Evansdale children attend the Waterloo Community School District

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evansdale, Iowa". City-Data. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. 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 June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Evansdale, Iowa". mapquest. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ Evansdale, Iowa - From a chicken coop city hall to modern suburb
  10. ^ Chad Deutch is no longer the mayor of Evans daleWCFcourier.com - Waterloo and Cedar Falls Iowa News Homepage | News » Top Story: Evansdale mayor-elect eases into City Hall
  11. ^ WCFcourier.com - Waterloo and Cedar Falls Iowa News Homepage | News » Metro: Evansdale businessman elected mayor in third try
  12. ^ WCFcourier.com - Waterloo and Cedar Falls Iowa News Homepage | News » Top Story: Evansdale mayor set to retire
  13. ^ Evansdale, Iowa - Community Expansion Project
  14. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  16. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  17. ^ "Rolling by the Rivers - Cedar Valley Nature Trail". Orbitz Away LLC. Archived from the original on November 27, 2010. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 

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