Waterville, Iowa

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Waterville, Iowa
City
Allamakee County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Waterville Highlighted.svg
Location of Waterville, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°12′29″N91°17′42″W / 43.20806°N 91.29500°W / 43.20806; -91.29500 Coordinates: 43°12′29″N91°17′42″W / 43.20806°N 91.29500°W / 43.20806; -91.29500
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa
County Allamakee
Township Paint Creek
Area [1]
  Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
  Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
  Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010) [2]
  Total 144
  Estimate (2016) [3] 141
  Density 335/sq mi (129.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52170
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-82470
GNIS feature ID 0462734

Waterville is a city in Paint Creek Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 144 at the 2010 census.

Paint Creek Township, Allamakee County, Iowa Township in Iowa, United States

Paint Creek Township is one of eighteen townships in Allamakee County, Iowa, USA. At the 2010 census, its population was 544.

Allamakee County, Iowa County in the United States

Allamakee County is the northeastern-most county in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,330. Its county seat is Waukon.

Iowa State of the United States of America

Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest and Minnesota to the north.

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History

The first settlement in the neighborhood of what would become Waterville was in 1850. In 1854, Nathaniel Beebe erected the Waterville Mill. In 1855, Col. J. Spooner opened a store, and in 1856, James Beebe built a hotel. The Waukon and Mississippi Railroad was completed through town in 1877, at which point, Waterville became the only station between Waukon and Waukon Junction. [4]

Waukon, Iowa City in Iowa, United States

Waukon is a city in Makee Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States, and the county seat of Allamakee County. The population was 3,897 at the 2010 census. It is home to the annual Allamakee County Fair.

Waukon Junction, Iowa Unincorporated community in Iowa, United States

Waukon Junction is an unincorporated community in Allamakee County, Iowa, in the United States.

Waterville was incorporated as a city in 1912. [5]

Geography

Waterville is located at 43°12′29″N91°17′42″W / 43.20806°N 91.29500°W / 43.20806; -91.29500 (43.208051, -91.294965). [6] The village is 14 miles from Waukon and 9 miles from the Mississippi River, on the north bank of Paint Creek. [4] At Waterville, the Paint Creek canyon is 150 feet deep, bounded by almost vertical cliffs of Oneota Dolomite. [7]

Mississippi River largest river system in North America

The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. Its source is Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for 2,320 miles (3,730 km) to the Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 32 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains. The main stem is entirely within the United States; the total drainage basin is 1,151,000 sq mi (2,980,000 km2), of which only about one percent is in Canada. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth-longest and fifteenth-largest river by discharge in the world. The river either borders or passes through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Paint Creek (Iowa)

Paint Creek is a direct tributary of the Upper Mississippi River, rising in central Allamakee County, Iowa, in and about the city of Waukon. The catchment measures approximately 85.5 square miles (221 km2). It has some still-rural stretches past 9th Street Southwest in Waukon, but most of the actual Waukon portions have been culverted. It joins the Mississippi approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) above Marquette, Iowa in Pool 10, near river mile 641.

The Oneota Formation is a geologic formation in Wisconsin. It preserves fossils dating back to the Ordovician period.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all of it land. [1]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

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.

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1920 183    
1930 222+21.3%
1940 253+14.0%
1950 199−21.3%
1960 184−7.5%
1970 158−14.1%
1980 157−0.6%
1990 140−10.8%
2000 145+3.6%
2010 144−0.7%
1880 73−49.3%
2016141+93.2%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census [8]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 144 people, 59 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 334.9 inhabitants per square mile (129.3/km2). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 141.9 per square mile (54.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White and 1.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, 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 practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or 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 59 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.6% male and 44.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 145 people, 53 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 333.9 people per square mile (130.2/km²). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 145.1 per square mile (56.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.31% White, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 53 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

Age spread: 32.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 119.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,277. There were 7.9% of families and 10.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 8.9% of under eighteens and 29.4% of those over 64.

Education

Waterville is part of the Allamakee Community School District, which operates an elementary school in the city.

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References

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  2. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2012-05-11.
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