Location of Manning, Iowa
|• Total||2.50 sq mi (6.47 km2)|
|• Land||2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,358 ft (414 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||602/sq mi (232.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0458762|
Manning is a city in Carroll County, Iowa, United States, along Iowa Highway 141. The population was 1,500 at the 2010 census. It is named for Orlando Harrison Manning, a Lieutenant Governor of Iowa.
The Iowa Southwestern, was completed in 1880. Some yards and a depot were constructed at the future location of Manning, in the summer of 1881. In 1881 the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad; also constructed a road across Iowa, south of and parallel to, the Northwest. These railroads intersected at what is now Manning.
In 1969, an unknown saboteur used dynamite to bomb one of the rails and derail the passenger train traveling on the east——west Milwaukee railroad line (presently the Burlington Northern) hoping that it would careen into the Nishnabotna river below (fortunately the train came to a safe stop but not until after it derailed). The crime was never solved and no group ever claimed responsibility and no motive for the bombing was ever discovered.
|Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,500 people, 653 households, and 398 families residing in the city. The population density was 602.4 inhabitants per square mile (232.6/km2). There were 719 housing units at an average density of 288.8 per square mile (111.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 653 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.81.
The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,490 people, 650 households, and 391 families residing in the city. The population density was 624.0 people per square mile (240.7/km²). There were 702 housing units at an average density of 294.0 per square mile (113.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.79% White, 0.20% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.
There were 650 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.
23.4% were under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $43,021. Males had a median income of $28,214 versus $19,432 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,806. About 3.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Matt Campbell (born 1970), lawyer and unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2010.
- John R. Hansen (born 1901–1974), U.S. Representative from Iowa. A native and lifelong resident of Manning.
- Tom Knudson (born 1953), American journalist and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner in 1985 and 1992. Born in Manning.
Community colleges in the vicinity include Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus, Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC or WIT) Denison Campus, and Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) Shelby County Center and Cass County Center.
Notable historical sporting accomplishments
The 1948 boys basketball team won the state of Iowa championship under Coach Bill Steneker. In a game reminiscent of the movie Hoosiers, the small town of Manning defeated the much larger urban school of Davenport by a score of 46-43. Team members were: Jim Farrell, Louis Bohsack, Richard Geith, Robert Koch, Merlin Rostermundt, Royce Rowedder, Danny Peters, Jerry Knaack, Leland Kienast, Willis Lohmeier, Leroy Kienast. The assistant Coach was Bill Andreson.
In 2002, the Manning High School football team won the State of Iowa Class A championship under coach Floyd Forman. Their season record was 12-1, and they won the final game against Fredericksburg (10-3) by a score of 52-0.
The 2009 girls basketball team, now consolidated with IKM schools (Irwin, Kirkman, Manilla), won the State of Iowa Class 2A championship defeating Cascade 50-31. They finished the season with a record of 26-2 under coach Gene Rasmussen.
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- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- 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. 97.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
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- Fisher, Heinz Dietrich; Fisher, Erika (2002). Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize Winners, 1917-2000: Journalists, Writers and Composers on Their Ways to the Coveted Awards. Walter de Gruyter. p. 1930. ISBN 3598301707.
- "IKM-Manning." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 17, 2018.
- "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.
- "Education, Youth Organizations & Child Care." City of Manning. Retrieved on July 17, 2018.