Fenton, Iowa

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Fenton, Iowa
City
Location of Fenton, Iowa
Location of Fenton, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°12′59″N 94°25′35″W / 43.21639°N 94.42639°W / 43.21639; -94.42639Coordinates: 43°12′59″N 94°25′35″W / 43.21639°N 94.42639°W / 43.21639; -94.42639
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Kossuth
Area[1]
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,240 ft (378 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 279
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 273
 • Density 820.6/sq mi (316.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50539
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-27210
GNIS feature ID 0456571

Fenton is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 279 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Fenton was platted in 1899.[4] It was named after former New York State governor and senator Reuben E. Fenton.[4]

Geography[edit]

Fenton's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 43.216375, -94.426509.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 211 —    
1920 391 +85.3%
1930 381 −2.6%
1940 385 +1.0%
1950 446 +15.8%
1960 440 −1.3%
1970 403 −8.4%
1980 394 −2.2%
1990 346 −12.2%
2000 317 −8.4%
2010 279 −12.0%
2014 264 −5.4%
2015 263 −0.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 279 people, 130 households, and 76 families residing in the city. The population density was 820.6 inhabitants per square mile (316.8/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 494.1 per square mile (190.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 130 households of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 49.6 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 25.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there are 317 people, 157 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density is 909.7 people per square mile (349.7/km²). There are 170 housing units at an average density of 487.9 per square mile (187.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.11% White and 1.89% Native American.

There are 157 households out of which 22.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% are married couples living together, 4.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% are non-families. 41.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 28.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.02 and the average family size is 2.73.

In the city, the population is spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,714, and the median income for a family is $38,571. Males have a median income of $25,000 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,154. 6.4% of the population and 5.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual events

The town is well known for its annual Sweet Corn Days held the last weekend of each July.

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 Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 71. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

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