Soldier, Iowa

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Soldier, Iowa
City
Downtown Soldier, Iowa
Downtown Soldier, Iowa
Location of Soldier, Iowa
Location of Soldier, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°59′5″N 95°46′48″W / 41.98472°N 95.78000°W / 41.98472; -95.78000Coordinates: 41°59′5″N 95°46′48″W / 41.98472°N 95.78000°W / 41.98472; -95.78000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Monona
Area[1]
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,165 ft (355 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 174
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 171
 • Density 600.0/sq mi (231.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51572
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-73785
GNIS feature ID 0461739

Soldier is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States, along the Soldier River. The population was 174 at the 2010 census.

Soldier was so named from a nearby unmarked grave of a soldier.[4]

Geography[edit]

Soldier is located at 41°59′5″N 95°46′48″W / 41.98472°N 95.78000°W / 41.98472; -95.78000 (41.984598, -95.779916).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 167 —    
1920 281 +68.3%
1930 302 +7.5%
1940 208 −31.1%
1950 323 +55.3%
1960 284 −12.1%
1970 242 −14.8%
1980 257 +6.2%
1990 205 −20.2%
2000 207 +1.0%
2010 174 −15.9%
2014 169 −2.9%
2015 168 −0.6%
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 174 people, 88 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 600.0 inhabitants per square mile (231.7/km2). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 382.8 per square mile (147.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.6% African American, 1.1% Native American, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 88 households of which 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.58.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 16.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16% were from 25 to 44; 36.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 207 people, 103 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.6 people per square mile (266.4/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 380.3 per square mile (145.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.55% White, 0.97% Native American, and 0.48% from two or more races.

There were 103 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.49.

In the city, the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 30.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,344, and the median income for a family was $37,841. Males had a median income of $24,479 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,877. About 7.0% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 23.6% 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. ^ 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. 125. 
  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.