Thornburg, Iowa

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Thornburg, Iowa
Keokuk County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Thornburg Highlighted.svg
Location of Thornburg, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°27′18″N92°20′2″W / 41.45500°N 92.33389°W / 41.45500; -92.33389 Coordinates: 41°27′18″N92°20′2″W / 41.45500°N 92.33389°W / 41.45500; -92.33389
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa
County Keokuk
Area
[1]
  Total0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
  Land0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total45
  Density226.13/sq mi (87.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50255
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-77835
GNIS feature ID0462226

Thornburg is a village in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 45 at the time of the 2020 census. [2] Its sole enterprise is the Tri-County Community School, a public school serving grades K-12.

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History

The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway built a 66-mile branch to What Cheer via Thornburg in 1879 [3] The town was founded by the railroad and named in memory of Major Thomas T. Thornburgh, who died in the Meeker Massacre. [4] [5] By 1881, Thornburg was at the junction of the line to What Cheer and a branch to Montezuma [6]

Geography

Thornburg is located at 41°27′18″N92°20′2″W / 41.45500°N 92.33389°W / 41.45500; -92.33389 (41.454978, -92.333929). [7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land. [8]

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1900 267    
1910 233−12.7%
1920 197−15.5%
1930 171−13.2%
1940 184+7.6%
1950 138−25.0%
1960 101−26.8%
1970 98−3.0%
1980 103+5.1%
1990 91−11.7%
2000 84−7.7%
2010 67−20.2%
1880 65−3.0%
2020 45−30.8%
Source: "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census [9] [2]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 67 people, 27 households, and 20 families living in the city. The population density was 335.0 inhabitants per square mile (129.3/km2). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 145.0 per square mile (56.0/km2). The racial makup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5%. [10]

Of the 27 households 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.9% were non-families. 22.2% of households were one person and 7.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age was 42.5 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 84 people, 33 households, and 22 families living in the city. The population density was 426.9 people per square mile (162.2/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 183.0 per square mile (69.5/km2). The racial makup of the city was 100.00% White.

Of the 33 households 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.3% of households were one person and 12.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

The age distribution was 19.0% under the age of 18, 16.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.4 males.

The median household income was $45,313 and the median family income was $42,500. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,954. There were 9.1% of families and 4.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

Education

The Tri-County Community School District operates local area public schools. [12]

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References

  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  2. 1 2 "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. Report of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway Company for the year ending June 30, 1880, Third Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the Year Ending June 30, 1880, Mills, Des Moines, 1880; page 133.
  4. Tom Savage, A Dictionary of Iowa Place Names, University of Iowa Press, 2007; page 218.
  5. Thomas Tipton Thornburgh, Arlington National Cemetery unofficial website.
  6. Travelers' Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States and Canada, National Railway Publication Co., New York, July 1881; pages 250-251.
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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  9. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  11. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. "FY20_TRI-COUNTY" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-07-22.