Hawarden, Iowa

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Hawarden, Iowa
Current City Hall
Current City Hall
Motto(s): 
"Move Forward In Hawarden Iowa"[1]
Location of Hawarden, Iowa
Location of Hawarden, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°0′4″N 96°29′4″W / 43.00111°N 96.48444°W / 43.00111; -96.48444Coordinates: 43°0′4″N 96°29′4″W / 43.00111°N 96.48444°W / 43.00111; -96.48444
Country USA
State Iowa
CountySioux
IncorporatedMarch 18, 1887[2]
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorRic Porter
 • AdministratorMichael DeBruin
Area
 • Total2.91 sq mi (7.55 km2)
 • Land2.78 sq mi (7.20 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.35 km2)
Elevation
1,181 ft (360 m)
Population
 • Total2,546
 • Estimate 
(2020)[5]
2,574
 • Density879.77/sq mi (339.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
51011, 51023
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-35265
GNIS feature ID0457324
WebsiteCity of Hawarden, Iowa

Hawarden is a city in Sioux County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,546 at the 2010 census. It is located on the Big Sioux River.

History[edit]

Hawarden was platted in 1882.[6] It was named for Hawarden Castle, the Welsh home of statesman William Gladstone.[7] Hawarden was incorporated as a city on March 18, 1887.[8]

Geography[edit]

Hawarden is located at 43°0′4″N 96°29′4″W / 43.00111°N 96.48444°W / 43.00111; -96.48444 (43.001145, -96.484541),[9] along the Big Sioux River.[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.02 square miles (7.82 km2), of which 2.89 square miles (7.49 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.[11]

Climate[edit]

Hawarden is located very near to the center of the North American continent, far removed from any major bodies of water. This lends the area a humid continental climate, with hot, humid summers, cold snowy winters, and wide temperature extremes. Summers can bring daytime temperatures that climb into the 90s Fahrenheit, and winter lows can be well below zero.

Monthly normal and record high and low temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 71 71 91 97 102 108 108 104 103 94 81 70
Norm High °F 28.7 35 47.3 61.7 73.2 82.5 86.2 83.7 76 63.7 44.8 31.7
Norm Low °F 8.5 15.3 25.7 37.3 49.2 58.5 62.9 60.6 50.1 38 24.8 12.8
Rec Low °F -26 -26 -22 -2 25 38 42 37 24 12 -9 -24
Precip (in) 0.59 0.62 2 2.75 3.75 3.61 3.3 2.9 2.42 1.99 1.4 0.66
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1890744—    
19001,810+143.3%
19102,107+16.4%
19202,491+18.2%
19302,459−1.3%
19402,681+9.0%
19502,625−2.1%
19602,544−3.1%
19702,789+9.6%
19802,722−2.4%
19902,439−10.4%
20002,478+1.6%
20102,546+2.7%
20202,574+1.1%
20192,444−5.1%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2020. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2010, there were 2,546 people, 1,020 households, and 667 families living in the city. The population density was 881.0 inhabitants per square mile (340.2/km2). There were 1,152 housing units at an average density of 398.6 per square mile (153.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 10.6% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.0% of the population.

There were 1,020 households of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 39 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 2,478 people, 1,032 households, and 664 families living in the city. The population density was 860.6 people per square mile (332.2/km2). There were 1,098 housing units at an average density of 381.3 per square mile (147.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.83% White, 0.32% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 3.67% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.38% of the population.

There were 1,032 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.

24.5% are under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,360, and the median income for a family was $44,938. Males had a median income of $30,466 versus $19,669 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,459. About 4.2% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Coilcraft, Inc., which is a leading global supplier of magnetic components including high performance RF chip inductors, power magnetics and filters. Coilcraft also designs and builds custom magnetics to fit a customer’s exact electrical requirements. Coilcraft’s Hawarden location focuses on product research and development, production and distribution. Coilcraft, Inc employs 100+ workers in Hawarden. Other local factories include Dakota Treats, LLC a manufacturer of high-quality dog treats, For-Most, Inc. a manufacturer of top-of-the-line cattle handling equipment, and Plasticology, LLC a plastic injection molding facility with blow molding capabilities. design, development, and tooling services. Other large employers are Hawarden Regional Healthcare, Cooperative Farmers Elevator (CFE), Peoples Bank & Agency and Rivers Edge Bank. There are two K-12 schools in the city, West Sioux Elementary and West Sioux High/Middle School.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual events[edit]

The city hosts "Big Sioux River Days" over Labor Day Weekend.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Hawarden was formerly the home of a junior college, Sioux Empire College, which closed in the 1980s.

Hawarden annexed the incorporated town of Calliope in 1893.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Hawarden, Iowa". City of Hawarden, Iowa. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Hawarden, Iowa". City-Data. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ 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. 82.
  7. ^ "Profile for Hawarden, Iowa". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  8. ^ "Hawarden, Iowa". Hawarden, Iowa. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  10. ^ DeLorme (1998). Iowa Atlas & Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-214-5
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  15. ^ "Hope Emerson". Soylent Communications. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  16. ^ a b "A Hawarden hero". Sioux City Journal.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  17. ^ Kadi, Joanna (1994). Food for Our Grandmothers: Writings by Arab-American and Arab-Canadian Feminists. Boston MA: South End Press. p. 68. ISBN 0-89608-489-2.

External links[edit]

  • City website Portal style website, Government, Business, Library, and more
  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Hawarden