Westphalia, Iowa

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Westphalia, Iowa
City
Location of Westphalia, Iowa
Location of Westphalia, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°43′10″N 95°23′40″W / 41.71944°N 95.39444°W / 41.71944; -95.39444Coordinates: 41°43′10″N 95°23′40″W / 41.71944°N 95.39444°W / 41.71944; -95.39444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Shelby
Area[1]
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,437 ft (438 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 127
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 126
 • Density 1,270.0/sq mi (490.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51578
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-84540
GNIS feature ID 0462946

Westphalia is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States. The population was 127 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Westphalia was founded in 1874 by a colony of German Catholics. It was named after the region of Westphalia, in Germany.[4]

Geography[edit]

Westphalia is located at 41°43′10″N 95°23′40″W / 41.71944°N 95.39444°W / 41.71944; -95.39444 (41.719351, -95.394576).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 115 —    
1930 118 +2.6%
1940 126 +6.8%
1950 160 +27.0%
1960 131 −18.1%
1970 121 −7.6%
1980 169 +39.7%
1990 144 −14.8%
2000 160 +11.1%
2010 127 −20.6%
1880 55 −56.7%
2014 126 +129.1%
2015 126 +0.0%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 127 people, 59 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,270.0 inhabitants per square mile (490.3/km2). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 620.0 per square mile (239.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 59 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 160 people, 61 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,761.4 people per square mile (686.4/km²). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 704.6 per square mile (274.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 61 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $35,833 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,066. About 7.9% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.

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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. ^ White, Edward Speer (1915). Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. pp. 277–278. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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