Park in Thor
Location of Thor, Iowa
|• Total||1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)|
|• Land||1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,138 ft (347 m)|
|• Density||186/sq mi (71.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0462224|
Thor is a city in Norway Township, Humboldt County, Iowa. The population was 186 at the 2010 census.
Norway Township is one of twelve townships in Humboldt County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 410.
The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million people as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.
The town of Thor is a farming community which was originally built up chiefly by Scandinavian immigrants.Settlement of the township started in 1869 with the filing of a claim by Ole Willicksen, who was a native of Stavanger, Norway. In 1881, the town of Thor was laid out by the Western Town Lot Company. Thor was platted in 1882. It was named after the mythical deity Thor in Old Norse mythology.
In the United States, a plat is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. United States General Land Office surveyors drafted township plats of Public Lands Surveys to show the distance and bearing between section corners, sometimes including topographic or vegetation information. City, town or village plats show subdivisions into blocks with streets and alleys. Further refinement often splits blocks into individual lots, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this has become known as subdivision.
In Germanic mythology, Thor is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind and also hallowing and fertility. Besides Old Norse Þórr, extensions of the god occur in Old English as Þunor and in Old High German as Donar. All forms of the deity stem from a Common Germanic *Þunraz.
Thor was formerly serviced by Iowa Highway 302, which was decommissioned in 1980.
Thor is located at(42.688687, -94.048902).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.
As of the census 186.0 inhabitants per square mile (71.8/km2). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 80.0 per square mile (30.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 1.1% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.of 2010, there were 186 people, 73 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density was
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include traditional culture, business, supplies, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practices.
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area, or exceptionally unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.
There were 73 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the city was 32.7 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.9% were from 25 to 44; 17.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.
As of the census 174.6 inhabitants per square mile (67.4/km2). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 88.3 per square mile (34.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.of 2000, there were 174 people, 82 households, and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was
There were 82 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the city, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,000, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,410. About 9.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.1% of those sixty five or over.
Pocahontas County is a county located in Iowa, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,310. The county seat is Pocahontas. The county was formed in 1851.
Humboldt County is a county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,815. The county seat is Dakota City. The county was created in 1857 and named in honor of Alexander von Humboldt.
New Albin is a city in Iowa Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. It is the farthest northeast town in Iowa, located on the Mississippi River and the Minnesota border. The population was 522 at the 2010 census.
Fraser is a city in Dodge Township, Boone County, Iowa, United States. The population was 102 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the larger Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area. The city is located along the Des Moines River.
Lamont is a city in Buchanan County, Iowa, United States. The population was 461 at the 2010 census.
Farmersburg is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 302 at the 2010 census, up from 300 at the 2000 census.
Bode is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 302 at the 2010 census.
Dakota City is a city in and the county seat of Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 843 at the 2010 census. Dakota City shares its western border with the much larger city of Humboldt. It is the least populous County Seat in Iowa.
Hardy is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 47 at the 2010 census.
Ottosen is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 55 in the 2010 census, a decline from 61 in 2000.
Renwick is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, in the United States. The population was 242 at the 2010 census.
Rutland is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 126 at the 2010 census.
Burt Township is a civil township of Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 680.
Humboldt Township is a civil township of Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 469 at the 2000 census.
Humboldt Township is a township in Clay County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 239 at the 2000 census.
Humboldt is a city in Kittson County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 45 at the 2010 census.
Cochranton is a borough in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,136 as of the 2010 census.
Jefferson Township is a township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,015 at the 2010 census, down from 2,259 at the 2000 census. It is named for former president Thomas Jefferson, and many of the township's streets are named after other U.S. presidents. Frazier School District serves the area.
Paradise is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 441 at the 2010 census.
Bethlehem is a village in Ohio County, West Virginia, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,499 at the 2010 census.