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Weldon, Iowa
Weldon's welcome sign
Weldon's welcome sign
Location of Weldon, Iowa
Location of Weldon, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°53′53″N 93°44′3″W / 40.89806°N 93.73417°W / 40.89806; -93.73417
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyClarke, Decatur
Area
 • Total0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,148 ft (350 m)
Population
 • Total136
 • Density635.36/sq mi (289.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50264
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-83190
GNIS feature ID0462784

Weldon is a city in Clarke and Decatur counties of the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 136 at the time of the 2020 census.[2]

History

Weldon got its start in the year 1880, following construction of the Humeston and Shenandoah Railroad through the territory.[3] The Weldon Depot, which operated from 1881 to 1946, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[4]

Geography

Weldon is located at 40°53′53″N 93°44′03″W / 40.897946°N 93.734048°W / 40.897946; -93.734048 (40.897946, -93.734048).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all land.[6]

The town is divided by the Clarke-Decatur county line — one half in Clarke County, and the other half in Decatur County.

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910308—    
1920323+4.9%
1930298−7.7%
1940250−16.1%
1950229−8.4%
1960202−11.8%
1970155−23.3%
1980187+20.6%
1990151−19.3%
2000145−4.0%
2010125−13.8%
2020136+8.8%
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

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 125 people, 54 households, and 31 families living in the city. The population density was 694.4 inhabitants per square mile (268.1/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 322.2 per square mile (124.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White and 0.8% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 54 households, of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.6% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 46.4 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 38.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 145 people, 60 households, and 39 families living in the city. The population density was 808.6 people per square mile (311.0/km2). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 384.8 per square mile (148.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 60 households, out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $29,205. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,315. There were 12.2% of families and 14.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 28.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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. ^ Smith, Heman Conoman (1915). History of Decatur County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 177.
  4. ^ Betty Wallace. "Missouri, Iowa & Nebraska Railway Co. Depot-Weldon". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-02-03. with photos
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. 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 2012-05-11.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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