La Motte, Iowa

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La Motte, Iowa
City
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
County Jackson
Government
 • Mayor Paul Konrady
Area[1]
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 260
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 258
 • Density 565.2/sq mi (218.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52054
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-43050
GNIS feature ID 0458155

La Motte is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 260 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

La Motte was planned in 1873, and the town voted to incorporate in 1879. It is named after Alexander La Motte, one if 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.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 161 —    
1890 154 −4.3%
1900 272 +76.6%
1910 288 +5.9%
1920 327 +13.5%
1930 275 −15.9%
1940 272 −1.1%
1950 280 +2.9%
1960 323 +15.4%
1970 326 +0.9%
1980 322 −1.2%
1990 260 −19.3%
2000 272 +4.6%
2010 260 −4.4%
2014 254 −2.3%
2015 253 −0.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 260 people, 106 households, and 80 families residing 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[8] of 2000, there were 272 people, 105 households, and 80 families residing 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 sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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