Iowa Park, Texas

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Iowa Park, Texas
Entrance to Iowa Park
Entrance to Iowa Park
Location of Iowa Park, Texas
Location of Iowa Park, Texas
Coordinates: 33°57′13″N 98°40′16″W / 33.95361°N 98.67111°W / 33.95361; -98.67111Coordinates: 33°57′13″N 98°40′16″W / 33.95361°N 98.67111°W / 33.95361; -98.67111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyWichita
Area
 • Total4.0 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land3.6 sq mi (9.4 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation
1,037 ft (316 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,355
 • Density1,600/sq mi (610/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76367
Area code(s)940
FIPS code48-36104[1]
GNIS feature ID1360020[2]

Iowa Park is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas metropolitan statistical area. The population was 6,355 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Iowa Park is located at 33°57′13″N 98°40′16″W / 33.95361°N 98.67111°W / 33.95361; -98.67111 (33.953731, -98.671158).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²) of it are land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (9.68%) is covered by water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890424
1910603
19202,041238.5%
19302,009−1.6%
19401,980−1.4%
19502,1106.6%
19603,29556.2%
19705,79675.9%
19806,1846.7%
19906,072−1.8%
20006,4315.9%
20106,355−1.2%
Est. 20186,370[4]0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, 6,431 people, 2,460 households, and 1,867 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,766.6 people per square mile (682.1/km²). The 2,609 housing units averaged 716.1 per square mile (276.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.96% White, 0.26% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.93% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latinos of any race were 3.58% of the population.

Of the 2,460 households, 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were not families. About 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was distributed as 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,725, and for a family was $45,199. Males had a median income of $31,372 versus $21,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,882. About 7.1% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over. The population of Iowa Park has increased to around 6,400 as of 2012. New businesses and new construction can be seen in and around Iowa Park over the last 5 years.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

The City of Iowa Park is served by the Iowa Park Consolidated Independent School District.

History[edit]

Iowa Park was founded in 1888 alongside the tracks of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway by D. C. and A. J. Kolp. It soon became a shipping point for cotton and wheat. Hard times came in the early 1890s when a drought hit, but by 1900, the town had a significant population.

A young fisherman at Gordon Lake in Oscar Park (summer 2008)
Geese approach parkgoers at Gordon Lake.

The population fell during the early part of the century, but an oil discovery in 1918 reversed the dip. By 1926, the population was staying higher. A concrete highway connecting Iowa Park with Wichita Falls was built in 1927. In the mid-1930s, Iowa Park maintaned its population, while most other towns declined.

Sheppard Air Force Base provided a minor drawback in the 1950s, but by the end of the decade, the population was still holding up. By the late 1960s, the population had swelled by over 20% and increased further in the '70s.[citation needed]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Iowa Park Post Office.[6]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the James V. Allred Unit in Wichita Falls,[7][8][9] in proximity to Iowa Park.[10]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Iowa Park has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Post Office Location - IOWA PARK." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 22, 2010.
  7. ^ "Sheet Number 1." City of Wichita Falls. Retrieved on September 22, 2010.
  8. ^ "Sheet Number 2." City of Wichita Falls. Retrieved on September 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "Sheet Number 9." City of Wichita Falls. Retrieved on September 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "ACLU Says Faulty Investigation by Texas Corrections Department Led to Grand Jury's Failure to Indict Rape Suspects." American Civil Liberties Union. Retrieved on May 10, 2010.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Iowa Park, Texas

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