Harcourt, Iowa

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Harcourt, Iowa
City
Location of Harcourt, Iowa
Location of Harcourt, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°15′43″N 94°10′36″W / 42.26194°N 94.17667°W / 42.26194; -94.17667Coordinates: 42°15′43″N 94°10′36″W / 42.26194°N 94.17667°W / 42.26194; -94.17667
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Webster
Area[1]
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,175 ft (358 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 303
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 292
 • Density 303/sq mi (117.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50544
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-34410
GNIS feature ID 0457242

Harcourt is a city in Webster County, Iowa, United States. The population was 303 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Harcourt was platted in 1881.[4] It was named for William Vernon Harcourt, a British statesman.[4] A post office has been in operation in Harcourt since 1882.[5]

Geography[edit]

Harcourt is located at 42°15′43″N 94°10′36″W / 42.26194°N 94.17667°W / 42.26194; -94.17667 (42.262056, -94.176589).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 192 —    
1910 247 +28.6%
1920 307 +24.3%
1930 264 −14.0%
1940 282 +6.8%
1950 303 +7.4%
1960 268 −11.6%
1970 305 +13.8%
1980 347 +13.8%
1990 306 −11.8%
2000 340 +11.1%
2010 303 −10.9%
2016 292 −3.6%
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 303 people, 131 households, and 85 families residing in the city. The population density was 303.0 inhabitants per square mile (117.0/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 146.0 per square mile (56.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 131 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female. Engquist Lumber is a small Harcourt business and supplements the surrounding communities with well-crafted woods and contracting services to help meet home building needs.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 340 people, 137 households, and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 592.5 people per square mile (230.3/km²). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 259.7 per square mile (100.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.53% White, 0.29% African American, 0.88% Native American and 0.29% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 137 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% 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 3.24.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,212, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,854 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,461. None of the families and 3.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.5% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ 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. 81. 
  5. ^ "Webster County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.