Salix, Iowa

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Salix, Iowa
City
Location of Salix, Iowa
Location of Salix, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°18′28″N 96°17′14″W / 42.30778°N 96.28722°W / 42.30778; -96.28722Coordinates: 42°18′28″N 96°17′14″W / 42.30778°N 96.28722°W / 42.30778; -96.28722
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Woodbury
Area[1]
 • Total 1.53 sq mi (3.96 km2)
 • Land 1.52 sq mi (3.94 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 363
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 384
 • Density 239/sq mi (92.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51052
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-70320
GNIS feature ID 0461380

Salix is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 363 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Salix has been in operation since 1874.[4] The city was named from the grove willows (or salix) near the original town site.[5]

Geography[edit]

Salix is located at 42°18′28″N 96°17′14″W / 42.30778°N 96.28722°W / 42.30778; -96.28722 (42.307898, -96.287111).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), of which, 1.52 square miles (3.94 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1] Salix is located on the floodplain of the Missouri River, near Interstate 29. Brown's Lake/Bigelow County Park and Snyder Bend County Park are nearby.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 387 —    
1910 390 +0.8%
1920 396 +1.5%
1930 374 −5.6%
1940 392 +4.8%
1950 337 −14.0%
1960 394 +16.9%
1970 387 −1.8%
1980 429 +10.9%
1990 367 −14.5%
2000 370 +0.8%
2010 363 −1.9%
2016 384 +5.8%
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 363 people, 153 households, and 91 families residing in the city. The population density was 238.8 inhabitants per square mile (92.2/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 109.9 per square mile (42.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.6% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 153 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 370 people, 154 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 554.4 people per square mile (213.2/km²). There were 160 housing units at an average density of 239.7 per square mile (92.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 154 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 34.4% 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 2.40 and the average family size was 3.11.

28.9% are under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,396, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,242. About 5.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Don Black, pro baseball player. Threw a no-hitter on July 10, 1947.

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. ^ "Woodbury County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 122. 
  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.