Kiron, Iowa

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Kiron, Iowa
City
Location of Kiron, Iowa
Location of Kiron, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°11′46″N 95°19′37″W / 42.19611°N 95.32694°W / 42.19611; -95.32694Coordinates: 42°11′46″N 95°19′37″W / 42.19611°N 95.32694°W / 42.19611; -95.32694
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Crawford
Area[1]
 • Total 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Land 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,342 ft (409 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 279
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 283
 • Density 1,328.6/sq mi (513.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51448
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-41610
GNIS feature ID 0458112

Kiron is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States. The population was 279 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Kiron was platted in 1899.[4] It was supposedly named after a place in China.[4]

Geography[edit]

Kiron is located at 42°11′46″N 95°19′37″W / 42.19611°N 95.32694°W / 42.19611; -95.32694 (42.196099, -95.327070).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), all of it land.[1]

Kiron is six miles east of U.S. Route 59 at Iowa Highway 39.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 89 —    
1910 207 +132.6%
1920 294 +42.0%
1930 259 −11.9%
1940 260 +0.4%
1950 255 −1.9%
1960 271 +6.3%
1970 275 +1.5%
1980 317 +15.3%
1990 301 −5.0%
2000 273 −9.3%
2010 279 +2.2%
2014 280 +0.4%
2015 277 −1.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 279 people, 121 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,328.6 inhabitants per square mile (513.0/km2). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 638.1 per square mile (246.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.4% White, 8.2% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.1% of the population.

There were 121 households of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 46.6 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 273 people, 126 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,337.6 people per square mile (527.0/km²). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 666.3 per square mile (262.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.24% White, 1.47% Native American, 2.20% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 126 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,429, and the median income for a family was $34,861. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,061. About 11.3% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.9% of those sixty five or over.

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