Waterville, Iowa

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Waterville, Iowa
City
Location of Waterville, Iowa
Location of Waterville, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°12′29″N 91°17′42″W / 43.20806°N 91.29500°W / 43.20806; -91.29500Coordinates: 43°12′29″N 91°17′42″W / 43.20806°N 91.29500°W / 43.20806; -91.29500
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Allamakee
Township Paint Creek
Area[1]
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 144
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 143
 • Density 334.9/sq mi (129.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52170
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-82470
GNIS feature ID 0462734

Waterville is a city in Paint Creek Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 144 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The first settlement in the neighborhood of what would become Waterville was in 1850. In 1854, Nathaniel Beebe erected the Waterville Mill. In 1855, Col. J. Spooner opened a store, and in 1856, James Beebe built a hotel. The Waukon and Mississippi Railroad was completed through town in 1877, at which point, Waterville became the only station between Waukon and Waukon Junction.[4]

Waterville was incorporated as a city in 1912.[5]

Geography[edit]

Waterville is located at 43°12′29″N 91°17′42″W / 43.20806°N 91.29500°W / 43.20806; -91.29500 (43.208051, -91.294965).[6] The village is 14 miles from Waukon and 9 miles from the Mississippi River, on the north bank of Paint Creek.[4] At Waterville, the Paint Creek canyon is 150 feet deep, bounded by almost vertical cliffs of Oneota Dolomite.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 183 —    
1930 222 +21.3%
1940 253 +14.0%
1950 199 −21.3%
1960 184 −7.5%
1970 158 −14.1%
1980 157 −0.6%
1990 140 −10.8%
2000 145 +3.6%
2010 144 −0.7%
1880 73 −49.3%
2014 141 +93.2%
2015 139 −1.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 144 people, 59 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 334.9 inhabitants per square mile (129.3/km2). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 141.9 per square mile (54.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White and 1.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 59 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.6% male and 44.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 145 people, 53 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 333.9 people per square mile (130.2/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 145.1 per square mile (56.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.31% White, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 53 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

Age spread: 32.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 119.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,277. There were 7.9% of families and 10.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 8.9% of under eighteens and 29.4% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Waterville is part of the Allamakee Community School District, which operates an elementary school in the city.

See also[edit]

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. ^ a b W. E. Alexander, Chapter VI -- The Villages of Allamakee County, History of Allamakee County History of Winnesheik and Allamakee County Western, Sioux City, 1882; page 401.
  5. ^ Ellery M. Hancock (1913). Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. S. J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 285. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Samuel Calvin, Drainage, Geology of Allamakee County, Third Annual Report, 1894, Iowa Geological Survey, 1895; pages 50-51.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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