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Ireton, Iowa
Ireton, Iowa
Location of Ireton, Iowa
Location of Ireton, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°58?27?N 96°19?4?W / 42.97417°N 96.31778°W / 42.97417; -96.31778Coordinates: 42°58?27?N 96°19?4?W / 42.97417°N 96.31778°W / 42.97417; -96.31778
Country United States
State Iowa
CountySioux
Area
 o Total1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 o Land1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,424 ft (434 m)
Population
 o Total609
 o Estimate 
(2019)[3]
599
 o Density587.25/sq mi (226.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51027
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-38820
GNIS feature ID0457850
WebsiteCity of Ireton

Ireton is a city in Sioux County, Iowa, United States. The population was 609 at the 2010 census.

History

Ireton was platted in 1882.[4] It was named after Henry Ireton, who served under Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War.[4] A post office has been in operation in Ireton since 1882.[5]

Geography

Ireton is located at 42°58?27?N 96°19?4?W / 42.97417°N 96.31778°W / 42.97417; -96.31778 (42.974206, -96.317640).[6]

Indian Creek, a tributary of the Big Sioux River flows through the northern part of the city.[]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all land.[7] The famous Ireton Christian school is located here

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 609 people, 246 households, and 174 families living in the city. The population density was 603.0 inhabitants per square mile (232.8/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 253.5 per square mile (97.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 1.8% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 246 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 585 people, 235 households, and 172 families living in the city. The population density was 581.4 people per square mile (223.6/km2). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 247.5 per square mile (95.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.15% White, 0.17% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 235 households, out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $30,673 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,879. About 1.7% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Ireton, Hawarden, Chatsworth,and surrounding rural areas formed the West Sioux Community School District[10] in the fall of 1959. Prior to that time, education in Ireton was provided by the Ireton Public School. The town is home to the Ireton Elementary Center which offers classes for grades kindergarten through first.

The town is also home to Ireton Christian School. The Ireton Christian School offers classes for grades Kindergarten through eight. It is a member of Christian Schools International.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 86.
  5. ^ "County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "West Sioux" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved .

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