Stanhope, Iowa

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Stanhope, Iowa
City

Motto: "A Slice of the Good Life"

[1]
Location of Stanhope, Iowa
Location of Stanhope, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°17′22″N 93°47′43″W / 42.28944°N 93.79528°W / 42.28944; -93.79528Coordinates: 42°17′22″N 93°47′43″W / 42.28944°N 93.79528°W / 42.28944; -93.79528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hamilton
Area[2]
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,115 ft (340 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 422
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 408
 • Density 435/sq mi (168.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50246
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-74910
GNIS feature ID 0461950
Website Stanhope, Iowa Website

Stanhope is a city in Hamilton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 422 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Stanhope was laid out in 1883.[5] It was named for Lady Hester Stanhope, a British traveler and author.[6] Another theory for the origin of the name is that it was named after an official from the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.[7] The city was incorporated on December 14, 1897.[8]ilike

Geography[edit]

Stanhope is located at 42°17′22″N 93°47′43″W / 42.28944°N 93.79528°W / 42.28944; -93.79528 (42.289505, -93.795283).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 297 —    
1910 281 −5.4%
1920 400 +42.3%
1930 425 +6.2%
1940 425 +0.0%
1950 420 −1.2%
1960 461 +9.8%
1970 482 +4.6%
1980 492 +2.1%
1990 447 −9.1%
2000 488 +9.2%
2010 422 −13.5%
2016 408 −3.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 422 people, 192 households, and 117 families residing in the city. The population density was 435.1 inhabitants per square mile (168.0/km2). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 215.5 per square mile (83.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 192 households of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 17.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 488 people, 198 households, and 134 families residing in the city. The population density was 496.4 people per square mile (192.3/km²). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 210.6 per square mile (81.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White, 0.61% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 198 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

24.8% were under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,500, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $29,107 versus $22,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,592. About 5.1% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Stanhope is known locally for its annual Watermelon Day celebration. Starting in 1958, the event is sponsored by the local Lions Club organization. The celebration includes a parade, slow pitch softball tournament, games and free watermelon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanhope, Iowa - A Slice of the Good Life | stanhopeia.com". 2010-03-13. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "City-Data". City-Data.com. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. 127. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Stanhope, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "History of Stanhope | Stanhope, Iowa - A Slice of the Good Life | stanhopeia.com". www.stanhopeia.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2015-11-14. 
  8. ^ "Stanhope, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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