Waucoma, Iowa

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Waucoma, Iowa
City
Fayette County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Waucoma Highlighted.svg
Location of Waucoma, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°3′25″N92°1′57″W / 43.05694°N 92.03250°W / 43.05694; -92.03250 Coordinates: 43°3′25″N92°1′57″W / 43.05694°N 92.03250°W / 43.05694; -92.03250
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa
County Fayette
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 1,043 ft (318 m)
Population (2010) [2]
  Total 257
  Estimate (2016) [3] 255
  Density 600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52171
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-82650
GNIS feature ID 0462749

Waucoma is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. The population was 257 at the 2010 census. [4]

Fayette County, Iowa County in the United States

Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,880. The county seat is West Union.

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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Geography

Waucoma is located at 43°3′25″N92°1′57″W / 43.05694°N 92.03250°W / 43.05694; -92.03250 (43.056929, -92.032580) [5] on the Little Turkey River.

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.

Waucoma Twilight: Generations of the Farm, by Dona Schwartz, is a 1992 publication of the Smithsonian Institution Press, which studies the rise and decline of Waucoma

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880 225    
1890 406+80.4%
1900 540+33.0%
1910 433−19.8%
1920 457+5.5%
1930 425−7.0%
1940 430+1.2%
1950 385−10.5%
1960 364−5.5%
1970 357−1.9%
1980 308−13.7%
1990 277−10.1%
2000 299+7.9%
2010 257−14.0%
2016255−0.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census [6]

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 257 people, 122 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 597.7 inhabitants per square mile (230.8/km2). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 311.6 per square mile (120.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.4% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% 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 122 households of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.67.

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 47.8 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census [7] of 2000, there were 299 people, 138 households, and 76 families residing in the city. The population density was 693.8 people per square mile (268.5/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 350.4 per square mile (135.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.67% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 138 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $33,250. Males had a median income of $22,125 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,323. About 5.5% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 28.6% of those sixty five or over.

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