Luzerne, Iowa

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Luzerne, Iowa
City
Location of Luzerne, Iowa
Location of Luzerne, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°54′22″N 92°10′49″W / 41.90611°N 92.18028°W / 41.90611; -92.18028Coordinates: 41°54′22″N 92°10′49″W / 41.90611°N 92.18028°W / 41.90611; -92.18028
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Benton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 96
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 95
 • Density 800.0/sq mi (308.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52257
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-47505
GNIS feature ID 0464635

Luzerne is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 96 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Luzerne had its start by the building of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway through that territory.[4] Luzerne was platted as a town on the railroad in 1868.[5] It was named after the city of Lucerne, in Switzerland.[6]

Geography[edit]

Luzerne is located at 41°54′22″N 92°10′49″W / 41.90611°N 92.18028°W / 41.90611; -92.18028 (41.906212, -92.180370).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 169 —    
1910 160 −5.3%
1920 180 +12.5%
1930 149 −17.2%
1940 135 −9.4%
1950 186 +37.8%
1960 136 −26.9%
1970 134 −1.5%
1980 114 −14.9%
1990 110 −3.5%
2000 105 −4.5%
2010 96 −8.6%
1880 265 +176.0%
2014 95 −64.2%
2015 94 −1.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 96 people, 34 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 800.0 inhabitants per square mile (308.9/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 316.7 per square mile (122.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 2.1% African American, 4.2% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 34 households of which 47.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 28.5 years. 32.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 8.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 105 people, 37 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 834.5 people per square mile (311.9/km²). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 310.0 per square mile (115.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 37 households out of which 54.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 14.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $34,688. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $28,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,747. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

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. ^ "Luzerne". County of Benton, IA. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  5. ^ The History of Benton County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical. 1878. p. 328. 
  6. ^ William H. Stennett (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways... p. 97. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.