Walford, Iowa

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Walford, Iowa
City
Walford iowa.jpg
Location of Walford, Iowa
Location of Walford, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°52′41″N 91°50′6″W / 41.87806°N 91.83500°W / 41.87806; -91.83500Coordinates: 41°52′41″N 91°50′6″W / 41.87806°N 91.83500°W / 41.87806; -91.83500
Country United States
State  Iowa
Counties Benton, Linn
Government
 • Type Mayor Council
 • Mayor Randy Bauer[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,463
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,455
 • Density 1,318.0/sq mi (508.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52351
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-81840
GNIS feature ID 0462607
Website http://www.cityofwalford.com

Walford is a city in Benton and Linn counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 1,463 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Walford was originally called Terry, and under the latter name was laid out in the year 1884 when the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad was extended to that point.[5]

Geography[edit]

Walford is located at 41°52′41″N 91°50′6″W / 41.87806°N 91.83500°W / 41.87806; -91.83500 (41.877932, -91.834930).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1960 264 —    
1970 286 +8.3%
1980 285 −0.3%
1990 303 +6.3%
2000 1,224 +304.0%
2010 1,463 +19.5%
2014 1,459 −0.3%
2015 1,459 +0.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,463 people, 479 households, and 414 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,318.0 inhabitants per square mile (508.9/km2). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 443.2 per square mile (171.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 479 households of which 52.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 13.6% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 35.1 years. 33.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 5.3% 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 1,224 people, 389 households, and 348 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,276.8 people per square mile (492.3/km²). There were 399 housing units at an average density of 416.2 per square mile (160.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.94% White, 0.25% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 389 households out of which 56.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.5% were non-families. 8.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.35.

36.4% were under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 39.8% from 25 to 44, 14.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $67,833, and the median income for a family was $70,000. Males had a median income of $42,197 versus $27,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,370. None of the families and 0.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Climate[edit]

This region has significant seasonal temperature differences, going from warm summers to very cold winters. There is precipitation year-round. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and during a very occasional tropical system.

Climate data for Walford, Iowa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2
(28)
1
(33)
8
(46)
17
(62)
22
(72)
27
(81)
29
(85)
28
(83)
24
(76)
18
(64)
8
(47)
0
(32)
15
(59.1)
Average low °C (°F) −12
(10)
−9
(15)
−3
(26)
3
(38)
9
(49)
14
(58)
17
(62)
16
(60)
11
(51)
5
(41)
−2
(28)
−9
(16)
3.3
(37.8)
Average precipitation days 1.1 1.0 2.1 3.4 4.2 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.4 2.4 1.8 1.4 32.7
Source: Weatherbase [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members". City of Walford, IA. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Walford". County of Benton, IA. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Weatherbase :Vinton, Iowa (closest city to Walford, Iowa, with complete data)". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on May 5, 2013.