Hull, Iowa

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Hull, Iowa
City
Water tower located in the Hull (Iowa) Industrial Park just off US Highway 18.
Water tower located in the Hull (Iowa) Industrial Park just off US Highway 18.
Motto: Where Great Ideas Are Born
Location of Hull, Iowa
Location of Hull, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°11′25″N 96°8′4″W / 43.19028°N 96.13444°W / 43.19028; -96.13444Coordinates: 43°11′25″N 96°8′4″W / 43.19028°N 96.13444°W / 43.19028; -96.13444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Sioux
Incorporated May 15, 1886[1]
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Roger Vis
Area[2]
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,440 ft (439 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,175
 • Estimate (2013[4]) 2,199
 • Density 1,812.5/sq mi (699.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51239
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-37515
GNIS feature ID 0457713
Website City of Hull

Hull is a city in Sioux County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,175 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hull was named for John A. T. Hull, a U.S. Representative from Iowa.[5] It was previously named Pattersonville for John G. Patterson, before changing its name to Winland then finally Hull in the 1880s.[1][6][7][8]

In 2004, Hull received a $400,000 grant from Vision Iowa to build the Pattersonville Park and Cultural Center. Some of the money was returned in 2011 because the park had not been constructed.[9][10]

Geography[edit]

Hull is located at 43°11′25″N 96°8′4″W / 43.19028°N 96.13444°W / 43.19028; -96.13444 (43.190203, -96.134390).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 566 —    
1900 626 +10.6%
1910 658 +5.1%
1920 791 +20.2%
1930 905 +14.4%
1940 1,072 +18.5%
1950 1,127 +5.1%
1960 1,289 +14.4%
1970 1,523 +18.2%
1980 1,714 +12.5%
1990 1,724 +0.6%
2000 1,960 +13.7%
2010 2,175 +11.0%
2014 2,227 +2.4%
2015 2,244 +0.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,175 people, 741 households, and 577 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,812.5 inhabitants per square mile (699.8/km2). There were 764 housing units at an average density of 636.7 per square mile (245.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 5.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.1% of the population.

There were 741 households of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.7% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.1% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 30.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 1,960 people, 682 households, and 527 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,638.4 people per square mile (630.6/km²). There were 709 housing units at an average density of 592.7 per square mile (228.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.34% White, 0.05% African American, 1.12% Asian, 3.78% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.28% of the population.

There were 682 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,269, and the median income for a family was $43,919. Males had a median income of $31,100 versus $17,991 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,153. About 6.1% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Located in Northwest Iowa, much of Hull's economy is centered around the agricultural industry, either directly or indirectly. Agropur Cooperative is located in Hull[14] and is the largest employer. The Foreign Candy Company, distributors of Warheads sour candy and other sweets, was started in Hull in 1978.[15][16] The Pizza Ranch restaurant chain was founded in Hull in 1981.[17][18] A Subway opened in February 2013.[19] The Hull Co-op Society provides a number of agricultural services to Hull and surrounding areas, including a grain elevator, feed mill, and custom spraying. Other businesses include Hull Feed and Produce which provides feed mill services, and Hull Veterinary Clinic.

Finance[edit]

There are two banks with branches in Hull: Iowa State Bank and American State Bank. Iowa State Bank started as Baumann Brothers Bank in 1879. Ten years later it was renamed Iowa State Bank. It closed for a short period during the Great Depression and was reopened in 1934.[20] American State Bank moved to Hull in 2004, and constructed a new building in 2007. It also has branches in Alvord, Granville, Hospers and Sioux Center. It is the largest bank in Sioux County.[21]

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. p. 112. ISBN 9781587297595. 
  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. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 163. 
  6. ^ "Sioux County". Iowa Ghost Towns. State Historical Society of Iowa. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hull: Past, Present and Future". Newspapers.com. 25 October 1929. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Frazier, Joseph (2010). The WPA Guide to 1930s Iowa. University of Iowa Press. p. 448. ISBN 9781587296635. 
  9. ^ Dorman, Todd (14 October 2004). "Moville, Hull projects get funding". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Breen, Dan (7 October 2011). "Hull forced to return portion of Vision Iowa grant". N'West Iowa Review. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ Nelson, Jerry (13 June 2011). "Agropur plans to expand". Dairy Star. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Candy Wars Take Center Stage". Sioux County Index Reporter. New Century Press. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Let It Rip: A New Building for Foreign Candy". Sioux County Index Reporter. New Century Press. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  17. ^ Askew, John (September 17, 2007). "Meanwhile at the Pizza Ranch…". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  18. ^ Dreeszen, Dave (8 January 2012). "Why Rom[n]ey didn't dine at a 'Ranch'". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  19. ^ Linck, Michele. "SUBWAY opens (finally)!". Sioux County Index Reporter. New Century Press. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  20. ^ Crosbie, Nicole (August 5, 2014). "Iowa State Bank celebrates remodel, 135 years in business". Sioux County Index Reporter. New Century Press. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  21. ^ Crosbie, Nicole (August 5, 2014). "American State Bank plans events for 10 year anniversary". Sioux County Index Reporter. New Century Press. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Community saddened by death of Dwayne Alons". Sioux County Index Reporter. New Century Press. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  23. ^ Visser, Jeanne (11 March 2008). "Feenstra will run for State Senate". Sioux County Index Reporter. Small Town Papers News Service. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Iowa Sports Hall of Fame: Metcalf's big dreams took her to Olympics and beyond". Des Moines Register. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  25. ^ "Wilmon E. Newell Hall". University of Florida Foundation. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "The Hon. Earl Rowe". Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "Hulls' History: Did You Know ?". Sioux County Index. Newspapers.com. 10 August 1972. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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