Plover, Iowa

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Plover, Iowa
City
Location of Plover, Iowa
Location of Plover, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°52′41″N 94°37′22″W / 42.87806°N 94.62278°W / 42.87806; -94.62278Coordinates: 42°52′41″N 94°37′22″W / 42.87806°N 94.62278°W / 42.87806; -94.62278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Pocahontas
Area[1]
 • Total 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,211 ft (369 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 77
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 74
 • Density 143/sq mi (55.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50573
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-63840
GNIS feature ID 0460323

Plover is a city in Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 77 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Plover was platted in 1883, soon after the Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad was built through that territory. The railroad president named the town after the plover bird.[4]

Geography[edit]

Plover is located at 42°52′41″N 94°37′22″W / 42.87806°N 94.62278°W / 42.87806; -94.62278 (42.878058, -94.622648).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 246 —    
1930 266 +8.1%
1940 280 +5.3%
1950 243 −13.2%
1960 182 −25.1%
1970 129 −29.1%
1980 135 +4.7%
1990 101 −25.2%
2000 95 −5.9%
2010 77 −18.9%
2016 74 −3.9%
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 77 people, 34 households, and 20 families residing in the city. The population density was 142.6 inhabitants per square mile (55.1/km2). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 81.5 per square mile (31.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White and 1.3% from two or more races.

There were 34 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 38.2% 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 2.26 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 95 people, 43 households, and 30 families residing in the city. The population density was 174.8 people per square mile (67.9/km²). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 92.0 per square mile (35.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.89% White, 1.05% Asian, and 1.05% from two or more races.

There were 43 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city, the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 111.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,306, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $25,750 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,241. There were 17.2% of families and 15.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 46.7% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ Flickinger, Robert Elliott (1904). The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa. G. Sanborn. p. 699. 
  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.