Hinton, Iowa

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Hinton, Iowa
City
Location of Hinton, Iowa
Location of Hinton, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°37′30″N 96°17′39″W / 42.62500°N 96.29417°W / 42.62500; -96.29417Coordinates: 42°37′30″N 96°17′39″W / 42.62500°N 96.29417°W / 42.62500; -96.29417
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Plymouth
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Gary Fischer
 • City Council Jeff Johnson
Randy Roehrich
Ken Spies
Keith Towns
Kelly Kreber
Area[1]
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,148 ft (350 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 928
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 948
 • Density 1,344.9/sq mi (519.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51024
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-36480
GNIS feature ID 0457521
Website City of Hinton

Hinton is a city in Plymouth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 928 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Hinton has been in operation since 1870.[4] The city was named by a settler from Hinton, West Virginia.[5]

Geography[edit]

Hinton is located at 42°37′30″N 96°17′39″W / 42.62500°N 96.29417°W / 42.62500; -96.29417 (42.625066, -96.294285).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.69 square miles (1.79 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 329 —    
1920 263 −20.1%
1930 289 +9.9%
1940 340 +17.6%
1950 345 +1.5%
1960 403 +16.8%
1970 488 +21.1%
1980 659 +35.0%
1990 697 +5.8%
2000 808 +15.9%
2010 928 +14.9%
2014 943 +1.6%
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 928 people, 363 households, and 270 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,344.9 inhabitants per square mile (519.3/km2). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 542.0 per square mile (209.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 363 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 808 people, 303 households, and 226 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,386.1 people per square mile (537.9/km²). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 547.2/sq mi (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.90% White, 0.50% African American, 0.37% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 303 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

High school athletics[edit]

Hinton's high school mascot is the Blackhawk, presumably after Ioway Indian tribal leader Chief Black Hawk.[9] The school's basketball team compete in the War Eagle Conference, with the girls basketball team making state playoff appearances in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2009. The boys and girls golf teams both made state appearances in 2006 & 2007, with the boys winning 1st place overall in 2006. The school's cross country team has sent a runner to the state meet five times, most recently in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The football team has also seen recent success, reaching the state playoffs 5 times including state runner-up in 2012. The boy's track team recently won the 2012 1A district championship, the school's first.

Notable people[edit]

Ron Wieck, graduated from Hinton High School, Republican member of Iowa Senate 2003-2010, Freshman Senator of the Year and Senate Minority Leader 2008-2010

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 Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Plymouth County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 178. 
  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. 
  9. ^ Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 15, 2007, p. 1.

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