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Van Wert, Iowa

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Van Wert, Iowa
Location of Van Wert, Iowa
Location of Van Wert, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°52′12″N 93°47′36″W / 40.87000°N 93.79333°W / 40.87000; -93.79333
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyDecatur
Area
 • Total0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Land0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,161 ft (354 m)
Population
 • Total178
 • Density529.9/sq mi (204.60/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50262
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-80490
GNIS feature ID0462538

Van Wert is a city in Decatur County, Iowa, United States. The population was 178 at the time of the 2020 census.[2]

Geography

Van Wert is located at 40°52′12″N 93°47′36″W / 40.87000°N 93.79333°W / 40.87000; -93.79333 (40.870070, -93.793457).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), of which 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[4]

History

Van Wert was first settled in 1853.[5] It is named after the city of Van Wert, Ohio.[6]

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1900306—    
1910461+50.7%
1920463+0.4%
1930369−20.3%
1940383+3.8%
1950318−17.0%
1960253−20.4%
1970244−3.6%
1980245+0.4%
1990249+1.6%
2000231−7.2%
2010230−0.4%
2020178−22.6%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7][2]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 230 people in 101 households, including 73 families, in the city. The population density was 697.0 inhabitants per square mile (269.1/km2). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 360.6 per square mile (139.2/km2). The racial makup of the city was 96.1% White, 2.2% Native American, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%.[8]

Of the 101 households 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.8% of households were one person and 8.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age was 48 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 231 people in 103 households, including 64 families, in the city. The population density was 697.6 people per square mile (270.3/km2). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 362.4 per square mile (140.4/km2). The racial makup of the city was 99.13% White, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87%.[9]

Of the 103 households 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.0% of households were one person and 11.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

The age distribution was 22.1% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median household income was $34,375 and the median family income was $44,375. Males had a median income of $26,000 versus $18,194 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,564. About 4.2% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 17.2% of those sixty five or over.

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  5. ^ Smith, Heman Conoman (1915). History of Decatur County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 172.
  6. ^ "Profile for Van Wert, Iowa". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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