Montour, Iowa

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Montour, Iowa
City
Water tower in Montour
Water tower in Montour
Location of Mountour, Iowa
Location of Mountour, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°58′50″N 92°42′56″W / 41.98056°N 92.71556°W / 41.98056; -92.71556Coordinates: 41°58′50″N 92°42′56″W / 41.98056°N 92.71556°W / 41.98056; -92.71556
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Tama
Area[1]
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 249
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 247
 • Density 541.3/sq mi (209.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50173
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-53670
GNIS feature ID 0459196

Montour is a city in Tama County, Iowa, United States. The population was 249 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Montour was originally called Orford.[4] A post office was established as Orford in 1864, and renamed Montour in 1873.[5] The present name is after Montour County, Pennsylvania.[4]

Montour was incorporated as a city in 1870.[6]

Geography[edit]

Montour is located at 41°58′50″N 92°42′56″W / 41.980506°N 92.715618°W / 41.980506; -92.715618 (41.980506, -92.715618).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 457 —    
1890 409 −10.5%
1900 502 +22.7%
1910 383 −23.7%
1920 409 +6.8%
1930 370 −9.5%
1940 393 +6.2%
1950 380 −3.3%
1960 252 −33.7%
1970 334 +32.5%
1980 387 +15.9%
1990 312 −19.4%
2000 285 −8.7%
2010 249 −12.6%
2014 248 −0.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 249 people, 106 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 541.3 inhabitants per square mile (209.0/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 252.2 per square mile (97.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 4.4% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 106 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 285 people, 116 households, and 85 families residing in the city. The population density was 630.0 people per square mile (244.5/km2). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 274.1 per square mile (106.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.49% White, 2.46% Native American, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 116 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.80.

24.6% are under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $21,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,786. About 2.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ a b 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. 104. 
  5. ^ "Tama County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Chapman, Samuel D. (1879). History of Tama County, Iowa: Its Cities, Towns and Villages. Toledo Times Office. p. 270. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.