Miles, Iowa

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Miles, Iowa
City
Location of Miles, Iowa
Location of Miles, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°2′51″N 90°18′54″W / 42.04750°N 90.31500°W / 42.04750; -90.31500Coordinates: 42°2′51″N 90°18′54″W / 42.04750°N 90.31500°W / 42.04750; -90.31500
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jackson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 445
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 450
 • Density 387.0/sq mi (149.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52064
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-52050
GNIS feature ID 0459074

Miles is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 445 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Miles had its start in the year 1870 when it was anticipated the railroad would be built through the territory. The town was named for its founder, F. M. Miles.[4] Miles was laid out in 1871, and the first house was built there in 1872.[5]

Geography[edit]

Miles is located at 42°2′51″N 90°18′54″W / 42.04750°N 90.31500°W / 42.04750; -90.31500 (42.047601, -90.314931).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 385 —    
1910 334 −13.2%
1920 333 −0.3%
1930 319 −4.2%
1940 314 −1.6%
1950 344 +9.6%
1960 376 +9.3%
1970 409 +8.8%
1980 398 −2.7%
1990 409 +2.8%
2000 462 +13.0%
2010 445 −3.7%
2014 443 −0.4%
2015 439 −0.9%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 445 people, 184 households, and 122 families residing in the city. The population density was 387.0 inhabitants per square mile (149.4/km2). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 169.6 per square mile (65.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 184 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.7% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 42.6 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% 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[8] of 2000, there were 462 people, 179 households, and 121 families residing in the city. The population density was 402.7 people per square mile (155.1/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 160.4 per square mile (61.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.27% White, 0.87% Native American, and 0.87% from two or more races.

There were 179 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,036, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $36,042 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,005. About 9.3% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

On September 11, 2012, the East Central School and Preston School districts held a special vote to determine whether or not to merge their school districts. The Preston School district voted 86.5% in favor of, and after a recount showed 620 EC votes for and 598 against, the communities created the new Easton Valley School District.

Miles is now home of the EV elementary schools while Preston houses the middle and high schools.

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. ^ History of Jackson County, Iowa, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. 1910. p. 550. 
  5. ^ Owen's Gazetteer and Directory of Jackson County, Iowa. Walsworth. 1878. pp. 76–77. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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