Grundy Center, Iowa

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Grundy Center, Iowa
Downtown
Downtown
Motto(s): 
"The Good Life"[1]
Location of Grundy Center, Iowa
Location of Grundy Center, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°21′40″N 92°46′25″W / 42.36111°N 92.77361°W / 42.36111; -92.77361Coordinates: 42°21′40″N 92°46′25″W / 42.36111°N 92.77361°W / 42.36111; -92.77361
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyGrundy
IncorporatedApril 17, 1877 (1877-04-17)
Area
 • Total2.57 sq mi (6.66 km2)
 • Land2.57 sq mi (6.66 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,027 ft (312 m)
Population
 • Total2,706
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
2,670
 • Density1,038.91/sq mi (401.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50638
Area code(s)319
FIPS code19-33195
GNIS feature ID0457172
WebsiteGrundy Center, Iowa

Grundy Center is a city in Grundy County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,706 at the 2010 census a 4.2% increase from 2,596 at the 2000 census. Grundy Center is also the county seat of Grundy County. Grundy Center is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Places of interest[edit]

Often simply called "Grundy", the town has three public education centers. Kindergarten through 4th grade is in the primary building, grade levels 5-12 located at the Jr-Sr High School. The community preschool is located in the former middle school building just next to the current primary building. The YMCA and early childhood center also share that building. The city of Grundy Center also has three public parks, Bel Pre, Orion and Liberty Park. Located just south of the Liberty Park is the city swimming pool, that is open only in the summer months. The Herbert Quick School House is a historic building in Grundy Center, located within Orion city park.

History[edit]

Grundy Center was incorporated on April 17, 1877,[5] and was named for the county, which was named for Felix Grundy, congressman and senator from Tennessee.[6]

Geography[edit]

Grundy Center is located at 42°21′40″N 92°46′25″W / 42.36111°N 92.77361°W / 42.36111; -92.77361 (42.361058, -92.773550).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.53 square miles (6.55 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Grundy Center historical population
YearPop.±%
1880950—    
18901,161+22.2%
19001,322+13.9%
19101,354+2.4%
19201,749+29.2%
19301,793+2.5%
19402,012+12.2%
19502,135+6.1%
19602,403+12.6%
19702,712+12.9%
19802,880+6.2%
19902,491−13.5%
20002,596+4.2%
20102,706+4.2%
20192,670−1.3%
Source: "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 2,706 people in 1,162 households, including 739 families, in the city. The population density was 1,069.6 inhabitants per square mile (413.0/km2). There were 1,256 housing units at an average density of 496.4 per square mile (191.7/km2). The racial makup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4%.[3]

Of the 1,162 households 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.4% of households were one person and 17.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age was 42.9 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 22.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 2,596 people in 1,103 households, including 737 families, in the city. The population density was 1,058.9 people per square mile (409.1/km2). There were 1,176 housing units at an average density of 479.7 per square mile (185.3/km2). The racial makup of the city was 99.23% White, 0.04% African American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54%.[10]

Of the 1,103 households 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.5% of households were one person and 18.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.83.

22.4% are under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% 65 or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median household income was $37,222 and the median family income was $46,223. Males had a median income of $32,414 versus $23,788 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,859. About 3.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Grundy Center Community School District operates area public schools.[11]

Media[edit]

The Grundy Register was formed in 1923, and is a weekly newspaper published in Grundy Center.[12]

Notable person[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grundy Center, Iowa". Grundy Center, Iowa. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Grundy Center, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 96, 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Profile for Grundy Center, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Grundy Center" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  12. ^ "The Grundy Register". The Grundy Register. Archived from the original on August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.

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