Menlo, Iowa

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Menlo, Iowa
City
Location of Menlo, Iowa
Location of Menlo, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°31′21″N 94°24′19″W / 41.52250°N 94.40528°W / 41.52250; -94.40528Coordinates: 41°31′21″N 94°24′19″W / 41.52250°N 94.40528°W / 41.52250; -94.40528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Guthrie
Area[1]
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 353
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 342
 • Density 751/sq mi (290.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50164
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-51105
GNIS feature ID 0458983

Menlo is a city in Guthrie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 353 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Menlo was laid out in 1869. Menlo was first called "The Switch" and then "Guthrie Switch", but it was finally renamed Menlo in order to prevent confusion with Guthrie Center.[4]

Geography[edit]

Menlo is located at 41°31′21″N 94°24′19″W / 41.52250°N 94.40528°W / 41.52250; -94.40528 (41.522461, -94.405375).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 389 —    
1900 428 +10.0%
1910 382 −10.7%
1920 476 +24.6%
1930 500 +5.0%
1940 441 −11.8%
1950 421 −4.5%
1960 421 +0.0%
1970 391 −7.1%
1980 410 +4.9%
1990 356 −13.2%
2000 365 +2.5%
2010 353 −3.3%
2016 342 −3.1%
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 353 people, 147 households, and 91 families residing in the city. The population density was 751.1 inhabitants per square mile (290.0/km2). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 342.6 per square mile (132.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 147 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 365 people, 144 households, and 101 families residing in the city. The population density was 779.7 people per square mile (299.8/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 343.9 per square mile (132.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 144 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $21,058 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,990. About 5.2% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Michael Clarke was elected mayor in 2015 and will serve until 2019.[8]

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 and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa. Continental Historical Company. 1884. p. 538. 
  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. ^ "November 3, 2015, City Elections: Official Results" (PDF). Guthrie County website. December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.