Meriden, Iowa

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Meriden, Iowa
City
Location of Meriden, Iowa
Location of Meriden, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°47′39″N 95°38′3″W / 42.79417°N 95.63417°W / 42.79417; -95.63417Coordinates: 42°47′39″N 95°38′3″W / 42.79417°N 95.63417°W / 42.79417; -95.63417
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cherokee
Area[1]
 • Total 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Land 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,411 ft (430 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 159
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 157
 • Density 1,445.5/sq mi (558.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51037
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-51150
GNIS feature ID 0459003

Meriden is a city in Cherokee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 159 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Meriden is located at 42°47′39″N 95°38′3″W / 42.79417°N 95.63417°W / 42.79417; -95.63417 (42.794201, -95.634084).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 241
1900 432 79.3%
1910 246 −43.1%
1920 218 −11.4%
1930 188 −13.8%
1940 200 6.4%
1950 164 −18.0%
1960 192 17.1%
1970 167 −13.0%
1980 233 39.5%
1990 193 −17.2%
2000 184 −4.7%
2010 159 −13.6%
Est. 2015 150 [5] −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 159 people, 77 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,445.5 inhabitants per square mile (558.1/km2). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 763.6 per square mile (294.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 77 households of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.49.

The median age in the city was 47.4 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 37.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 184 people, 84 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,660.9 people per square mile (645.8/km²). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 812.4 per square mile (315.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 84 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.8% 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 2.19 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,750, and the median income for a family was $33,393. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,755. About 10.2% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.9% of those sixty five or over.

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