Solon, Iowa

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Solon, Iowa
City
Downtown Solon, Iowa
Downtown Solon, Iowa
Official seal of Solon, Iowa
Seal
Motto: A Place to Put Down Roots
Location of Solon in the state of Iowa
Location of Solon in the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°48′24″N 91°29′45″W / 41.80667°N 91.49583°W / 41.80667; -91.49583Coordinates: 41°48′24″N 91°29′45″W / 41.80667°N 91.49583°W / 41.80667; -91.49583
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Johnson
Government
 • Type Mayor-council government
 • Mayor Steve Stange
Area[1]
 • Total 1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)
 • Land 1.39 sq mi (3.60 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,037
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,173
 • Density 1,465.5/sq mi (565.8/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52333
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-73875
GNIS feature ID 0461748
Website http://www.solon-iowa.com

Solon is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is located a few miles from Lake MacBride State Park and the larger cities of Coralville and Iowa City. The population was 2,037 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Solon was platted in 1840.[4] It is named for the classical Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and lyric poet Solon. Ironically, the local high school's mascot is the Spartans; Sparta was famously an enemy of Athens, Solon's home. The National Register of Historic Places-listed Stone Academy is just north of town.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.39 square miles (3.60 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 383 —    
1890 353 −7.8%
1900 397 +12.5%
1910 450 +13.4%
1920 471 +4.7%
1930 493 +4.7%
1940 515 +4.5%
1950 527 +2.3%
1960 604 +14.6%
1970 837 +38.6%
1980 969 +15.8%
1990 1,050 +8.4%
2000 1,177 +12.1%
2010 2,037 +73.1%
2014 2,396 +17.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,037 people, 759 households, and 528 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,465.5 inhabitants per square mile (565.8/km2). There were 832 housing units at an average density of 598.6 per square mile (231.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 759 households of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29% were from 25 to 44; 20.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,177 people, 457 households, and 304 families residing in the city. The population density was 887.1 people per square mile (341.7/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 373.8 per square mile (144.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.25% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 457 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.04.

26.2% are under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,953, and the median income for a family was $58,289. Males had a median income of $38,352 versus $26,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,029. About 0.3% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 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. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1912). Leading Events in Johnson County, Iowa, History, Volume 1. Western Historical Press. p. 165. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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