Farragut, Iowa

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Farragut, Iowa
City
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Location of Farragut, Iowa
Location of Farragut, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°43′18″N 95°28′49″W / 40.72167°N 95.48028°W / 40.72167; -95.48028Coordinates: 40°43′18″N 95°28′49″W / 40.72167°N 95.48028°W / 40.72167; -95.48028
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Fremont
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 485
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 441
 • Density 1,183/sq mi (456.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 51639
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-26985
GNIS feature ID 0456556

Farragut is a city in Fremont County, Iowa, USA. The population was 485 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Farragut had its start in the year 1870 by the building of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad through that territory.[4] It is named for Admiral David Farragut.[5]

Geography[edit]

Farragut is located at 40°43′18″N 95°28′49″W / 40.72167°N 95.48028°W / 40.72167; -95.48028 (40.721645, -95.480226)[6] near the East Nishnabotna River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880380—    
1890406+6.8%
1900514+26.6%
1910431−16.1%
1920494+14.6%
1930523+5.9%
1940496−5.2%
1950495−0.2%
1960495+0.0%
1970521+5.3%
1980603+15.7%
1990498−17.4%
2000509+2.2%
2010485−4.7%
2016441−9.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 485 people, 215 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,182.9 inhabitants per square mile (456.7/km2). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 558.5 per square mile (215.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.6% White, 0.2% Native American, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 215 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.1% male and 56.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 509 people, 221 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,390.2 people per square mile (531.2/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 639.1 per square mile (244.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.64% White, 0.39% Asian, 0.98% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.

There were 221 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.85.

25.9% are under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,250, and the median income for a family was $47,813. Males had a median income of $31,397 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,667. About 3.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

It is within the Shenandoah Community School District.[9]

It was served by the Farragut Community School District until it closed in 2016.[10] From about 2010 until 2016 Farragut was in a grade-sharing relationship with the Hamburg Community School District; prior to 2015 Farragut students had to go to Hamburg for middle school, while after 2015 all elementary school students went to Hamburg.[11] Nishnabotna High School in Farragut became the community high school for both Farragut and Hamburg.[12]

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. ^ History of Fremont County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc. Iowa Historical Company. 1881. p. 543. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 124. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Shenandoah Iowa Department of Education School District Boundary Verification 2017 - 2018." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on June 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Farragut Community School District has dissolved". Associated Press at Des Moines Register. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2018-06-18. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Mackenzie (2015-03-26). "Two districts to close schools to keep accreditation". Des Moines-Register. Retrieved 2018-06-18. 
  12. ^ Álvarez, Brenda (2017-04-11). "How a Community Copes When a School Shuts its Doors". NEA Today, National Education Association. Retrieved 2018-06-18.