Hedrick, Iowa

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Hedrick, Iowa
City
Hedrick iowa.jpg
Motto: "Where Friends Meet"[1]
Location of Hedrick, Iowa
Location of Hedrick, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°10′25″N 92°18′30″W / 41.17361°N 92.30833°W / 41.17361; -92.30833Coordinates: 41°10′25″N 92°18′30″W / 41.17361°N 92.30833°W / 41.17361; -92.30833
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Keokuk
Area[2]
 • Total 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Land 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 764
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 756
 • Density 499.3/sq mi (192.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52563
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-35670
GNIS feature ID 0457375
Website Hedrick, Iowa

Hedrick is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 764 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hedrick was incorporated on April 23, 1883.[5] It was named for General Hedrick.[6]

Geography[edit]

Hedrick is located at 41°10′25″N 92°18′30″W / 41.17361°N 92.30833°W / 41.17361; -92.30833 (41.173733, -92.308294).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 592 —    
1900 1,035 +74.8%
1910 978 −5.5%
1920 901 −7.9%
1930 810 −10.1%
1940 731 −9.8%
1950 733 +0.3%
1960 762 +4.0%
1970 790 +3.7%
1980 847 +7.2%
1990 810 −4.4%
2000 837 +3.3%
2010 764 −8.7%
2014 749 −2.0%
2015 744 −0.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 764 people, 310 households, and 211 families residing in the city. The population density was 499.3 inhabitants per square mile (192.8/km2). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 232.7 per square mile (89.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 1.2% African American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 310 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 832 people, 335 households, and 233 families residing in the city. The population density was 543.1 people per square mile (209.8/km²). There were 371 housing units at an average density of 240.7 per square mile (93.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.92% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 335 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,714, and the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,476 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,166. About 9.0% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Few businesses are open in the old historic business district; most businesses open to the public are located along Highway 149.

Arts and culture[edit]

Hedrick is notable for its well-preserved brick Main Street and its depot.

Education[edit]

Hedrick schools were forced in 1990 to close due to not meeting state requirements to be a certified school in the state of Iowa,[10] making them the first school in the state to have this happen to them. Russell Schools have also been closed by the state for the same issue.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hedrick, Iowa". Hedrick, Iowa. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Hedrick, Iowa". City-data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 153. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Teacher Layoffs and School Budget Cuts" (PDF). National Education Association. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ "More financial questions raised over closed Russell School District". Radio Iowa. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 

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