La Motte, Iowa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
La Motte, Iowa
Harris-Wagon-and-Carriage-Shop.jpg
Location of La Motte, Iowa
Location of La Motte, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°17′42″N 90°37′14″W / 42.29500°N 90.62056°W / 42.29500; -90.62056Coordinates: 42°17′42″N 90°37′14″W / 42.29500°N 90.62056°W / 42.29500; -90.62056
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyJackson
IncorporatedMay 24, 1879 [1]
Founded byAlexander La Motte
Government
 • MayorMatt Wagner
Area
 • Total0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
Population
 • Total237
 • Density524.6/sq mi (202.56/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52054
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-43050
GNIS feature ID0458155

La Motte is a small city in northern Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 237 at the time of the 2020 census.[3]

History[edit]

La Motte was planned in 1873, and the town voted to incorporate in 1879. It is named after Alexander La Motte, one of its founders.[4]

In 1878, La Motte contained two stores, a Methodist church, a Masonic lodge, and a carriage factory.[5]

Two sites in La Motte are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Narrow Gauge Depot, and the Harris Wagon and Carriage Shop.

Geography[edit]

La Motte is located at 42°17′42″N 90°37′14″W / 42.29500°N 90.62056°W / 42.29500; -90.62056 (42.294910, -90.620455),[6] in hilly countryside west of Bellevue.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all land.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880161—    
1890154−4.3%
1900272+76.6%
1910288+5.9%
1920327+13.5%
1930275−15.9%
1940272−1.1%
1950280+2.9%
1960323+15.4%
1970326+0.9%
1980322−1.2%
1990260−19.3%
2000272+4.6%
2010260−4.4%
2020237−8.8%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8][3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 260 people, 106 households, and 80 families living in the city. The population density was 565.2 inhabitants per square mile (218.2/km2). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 237.0 per square mile (91.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White and 3.8% from two or more races.

There were 106 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15% 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[10] of 2000, there were 272 people, 105 households, and 80 families living in the city. The population density was 582.6 people per square mile (223.4/km2). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 224.9 per square mile (86.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.26% White, and 0.74% from two or more races.

There were 105 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% 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 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $25,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,794. About 4.7% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Bellevue Community School District operates local area schools.[11] Andrew community School District.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Incorporated Cities" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  4. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 9781587297595.
  5. ^ Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa. Walsworth. 1878. p. 83.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "BELLEVUE" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-09-17.

External links[edit]