Lowden, Iowa

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Lowden, Iowa
City
Location of Lowden, Iowa
Location of Lowden, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°51′28″N 90°55′33″W / 41.85778°N 90.92583°W / 41.85778; -90.92583Coordinates: 41°51′28″N 90°55′33″W / 41.85778°N 90.92583°W / 41.85778; -90.92583
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar
Area[1]
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 789
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 780
 • Density 773.5/sq mi (298.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52255
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-46920
GNIS feature ID 0458651

Lowden is a city in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. The population was 789 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lowden (historically spelled Louden) was platted in 1857 at the time the Chicago and North Western Railway was projected to be built in the neighborhood.[4] It is named after Loudonville, Ohio, the former hometown of one of its early settlers.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lowden is located at 41°51′28″N 90°55′33″W / 41.85778°N 90.92583°W / 41.85778; -90.92583 (41.857847, -90.925971).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Lowden City Hall
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 405 —    
1900 544 +34.3%
1910 584 +7.4%
1920 655 +12.2%
1930 697 +6.4%
1940 645 −7.5%
1950 642 −0.5%
1960 641 −0.2%
1970 667 +4.1%
1980 717 +7.5%
1990 726 +1.3%
2000 794 +9.4%
2010 789 −0.6%
2014 774 −1.9%
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 789 people, 346 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 773.5 inhabitants per square mile (298.7/km2). There were 371 housing units at an average density of 363.7 per square mile (140.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 346 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 794 people, 342 households, and 230 families residing in the city. The population density was 785.3 people per square mile (303.5/km²). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 355.0 per square mile (137.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.12% White, 0.13% African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.63% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 342 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.84.

23.9% are under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,714, and the median income for a family was $45,735. Males had a median income of $32,679 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,303. About 4.3% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 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. ^ The History of Cedar County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 503. 
  5. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 95. 
  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.