"The right place"
Location of Jesup, Iowa
|Counties||Buchanan, Black Hawk|
|• Total||1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)|
|• Land||1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||984 ft (300 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,416/sq mi (546.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0457950|
Jesup is a city in Buchanan County and only partly in Black Hawk County in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 2,520 at the 2010 census. It was named for Morris Ketchum Jesup, president of the Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad.
The community of Jesup has undergone many changes in recent years. With new subdivisions, the population for the small community is on the rise due to the town's proximity to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Metropolitan Area metropolitan area.
Jesup's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.475920, −92.062668.
|Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,520 people, 982 households, and 719 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,415.7 inhabitants per square mile (546.6/km2). There were 1,015 housing units at an average density of 570.2 per square mile (220.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 982 households of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the city was 35.8 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,212 people, 861 households, and 619 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,318.6 people per square mile (508.4/km²). There were 911 housing units at an average density of 543.0 per square mile (209.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.19% White, 0.18% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.
There were 861 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,109, and the median income for a family was $48,966. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $23,424 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,160. About 3.2% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
Jesup has a community school that covers grade pre-k through 12th. The Jesup Community School District covers a large area of Buchanan and Black Hawk counties. The school district includes the nearby unincorporated communities of Littleton, Wise, and Shady Grove in Buchanan County, and Barclay, Canfield, Jubilee, and Spring Creek in Black Hawk County. Also, the Jesup Community School District has three Amish schools located north of the town serving the large population of rural Amish children. The public school has an ICN (Iowa Communication Networking) room that allows students and members of the community to take college courses through Hawkeye Community College. The school's growth in recent years caused the development of plans for a new elementary, early childhood center, and middle school, now completed.
- Ying Quartet, 2005 Grammy Award and internationally famous String quartet
- Bill Wagner (1894–1951) MLB catcher from 1914–18
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