Searsboro, Iowa

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Searsboro, Iowa
Unincorporated community
Location of Searsboro, Iowa
Location of Searsboro, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°34′46″N 92°42′13″W / 41.57944°N 92.70361°W / 41.57944; -92.70361Coordinates: 41°34′46″N 92°42′13″W / 41.57944°N 92.70361°W / 41.57944; -92.70361
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Poweshiek
Area[1]
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 148
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 147
 • Density 328.9/sq mi (127.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50242
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-71355
GNIS feature ID 0461495

Searsboro in an unincorporated community in Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 148 at the 2010 census. The city attempted to disincorporate in 2011, but the move failed when Poweshiek County refused to take control of the city's infrastructure.[4] [5]

Geography[edit]

Searsboro is located at 41°34′46″N 92°42′13″W / 41.57944°N 92.70361°W / 41.57944; -92.70361 (41.579519, -92.703703).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 225 —    
1890 153 −32.0%
1900 263 +71.9%
1910 226 −14.1%
1920 204 −9.7%
1930 171 −16.2%
1940 195 +14.0%
1950 183 −6.2%
1960 165 −9.8%
1970 140 −15.2%
1980 134 −4.3%
1990 164 +22.4%
2000 155 −5.5%
2010 148 −4.5%
2014 146 −1.4%
2015 143 −2.1%
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 148 people, 71 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 328.9 inhabitants per square mile (127.0/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 171.1 per square mile (66.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White and 0.7% from two or more races.

There were 71 households of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.3% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 15.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 39.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 155 people, 70 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 392.4 people per square mile (149.6/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 200.0 per square mile (76.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.35% White and 0.65% Native American.

There were 70 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 32.9% 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 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,795, and the median income for a family was $26,528. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $27,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,958. About 5.1% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents[edit]

Searsboro is the hometown of Jeff Criswell, a former offensive lineman for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. It is also the home of Rick Dwain Sumpter, the 300lb bench.

Franklin Bechly (1873-1965) was born in Searsboro. He became Iowa 6th District Judge, serving from 1927 to 1959.

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