Mallard, Iowa

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Mallard, Iowa
City
Location of Mallard, Iowa
Location of Mallard, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°56′14″N 94°41′3″W / 42.93722°N 94.68417°W / 42.93722; -94.68417Coordinates: 42°56′14″N 94°41′3″W / 42.93722°N 94.68417°W / 42.93722; -94.68417
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Palo Alto
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Land 0.41 sq mi (1.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,224 ft (373 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 274
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 271
 • Density 668.3/sq mi (258.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50562
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-48585
GNIS feature ID 0458740
Greeting sign outside Mallard, Iowa, which reads: "Welcome to Mallard, We're Friendly Ducks".

Mallard is a city in Palo Alto County, Iowa, United States. The population was 274 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Mallard had its start about 1882 by the building of the Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad through that territory. The town was named by the railroad president, an avid hunter, from mallard ducks inhabiting the area ponds.[4]

Geography[edit]

Mallard is located at 42°56′14″N 94°41′3″W / 42.93722°N 94.68417°W / 42.93722; -94.68417 (42.937269, -94.684169).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 292 —    
1910 331 +13.4%
1920 431 +30.2%
1930 449 +4.2%
1940 438 −2.4%
1950 399 −8.9%
1960 431 +8.0%
1970 384 −10.9%
1980 407 +6.0%
1990 360 −11.5%
2000 298 −17.2%
2010 274 −8.1%
2014 266 −2.9%
2015 267 +0.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 274 people, 119 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 668.3 inhabitants per square mile (258.0/km2). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 334.1 per square mile (129.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.4% Native American, 2.9% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 119 households of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 298 people, 133 households, and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 783.6 people per square mile (302.8/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 376.0 per square mile (145.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.66% White, and 1.34% from two or more races.

There were 133 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

22.1% are under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 27.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,056, and the median income for a family was $31,806. Males had a median income of $26,528 versus $11,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,451. About 12.7% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.1% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ McCarty, Dwight Gaylord (1910). History of Palo Alto County, Iowa. Torch Press. p. 152. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Mallard Native Inducted Into Central College Hall Of Fame". Emmetsburg Reporter Democrat. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Frank Mulroney". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 27, 2014.