Littleport, Iowa

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Littleport, Iowa
Unincorporated Community
Location of Littleport, Iowa
Location of Littleport, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°45′13″N 91°22′8″W / 42.75361°N 91.36889°W / 42.75361; -91.36889Coordinates: 42°45′13″N 91°22′8″W / 42.75361°N 91.36889°W / 42.75361; -91.36889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clayton
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 26
 • Density 78.0/sq mi (30.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52055
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-45750
GNIS feature ID 0458533

Littleport is an unincorporated community and former city in Clayton County, Iowa, USA. After the Volga River flood of May 16, 1999, much of the town was destroyed and most residents moved away. At the 2000 Census, there were 26 residents. Back at the 1960 Census there had been 119 residents.[1] The city had had 139 people in 1950.[2] The city was officially disincorporated in 2005.[3]

Demographics[edit]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 26 people, 13 households and 8 families residing in the city. The population density was 78.0 per square mile (30.4/km²). There were 14 housing units at an average density of 42.0 per square mile (16.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 13 households of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.44.

15.4% of the populace were under the age of 18, 15.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 42.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median household income was $23,125, and the median family income was $46,250. Males had a median income of $51,250 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,237. There were no families and 15.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

See also[edit]

Other discontinued cities in Iowa:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1967 Worldbook, Vol. I, p. 306a
  2. ^ Columbia-LippincottGazetter, p. 1064
  3. ^ "New, Consolidated and Discontinued Cities". State Data Center of Iowa. Iowa Data Center. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.