Stuart, Iowa

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Stuart, Iowa
Hotel Stuart
Hotel Stuart
Location of Stuart, Iowa
Location of Stuart, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°30′13″N 94°19′14″W / 41.50361°N 94.32056°W / 41.50361; -94.32056Coordinates: 41°30′13″N 94°19′14″W / 41.50361°N 94.32056°W / 41.50361; -94.32056
Country United States
State Iowa
CountiesGuthrie, Adair
TownshipLincoln
Area
 • Total2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)
 • Land2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,207 ft (368 m)
Population
 • Total1,648
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
1,728
 • Density627.68/sq mi (242.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50250
Area code(s)515
FIPS code19-75990
GNIS feature ID0462041
Websitewww.stuartia.com

Stuart is a city in Lincoln Township, Adair County, and in Stuart Township, Guthrie County, in the U.S. state of Iowa. That part of the city within Guthrie County is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,648 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Stuart got its start in the late 1860s, following construction of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad through the territory.[4] It is named for Charles Stuart, who was instrumental in bringing the railroad to the city.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.58 square miles (6.68 km2), all land.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical Populations
YearPop.±%
18801,994—    
18902,052+2.9%
19002,079+1.3%
19101,826−12.2%
19201,716−6.0%
19301,626−5.2%
19401,611−0.9%
19501,500−6.9%
19601,486−0.9%
19701,354−8.9%
19801,650+21.9%
19901,522−7.8%
20001,712+12.5%
20101,648−3.7%
20191,728+4.9%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Wind turbine outside Stuart

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,648 people, 667 households, and 423 families living in the city. The population density was 638.8 inhabitants per square mile (246.6/km2). There were 746 housing units at an average density of 289.1 per square mile (111.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 667 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,712 people, 695 households, and 460 families living in the city. The population density was 846.0 people per square mile (327.2/km2). There were 742 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 695 households, out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.0% 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.

24.3% were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,491, and the median income for a family was $41,600. Males had a median income of $31,156 versus $21,638 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,113. About 6.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Stuart is within the West Central Valley Community School District.[9] The district was established on July 1, 2001 by the merger of the Stuart-Menlo Community School District and the Dexfield Community School District. The former was established on July 1, 1971 by the merger of the Stuart and Menlo school districts.[10]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Four buildings in town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa. Continental Historical Company. 1884. pp. 732.
  5. ^ Kilburn, Lucian Moody (1915). History of Adair County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 160.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "West Central Valley" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  10. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-08-01.

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