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Rolfe, Iowa
Rolfe, Iowa
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Freedom Rock in Rolfe
Location of Rolfe, Iowa
Location of Rolfe, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°48?52?N 94°31?48?W / 42.81444°N 94.53000°W / 42.81444; -94.53000Coordinates: 42°48?52?N 94°31?48?W / 42.81444°N 94.53000°W / 42.81444; -94.53000
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyPocahontas
Area
 o Total1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 o Land1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,184 ft (361 m)
Population
 o Total584
 o Estimate 
(2019)[3]
532
 o Density506.67/sq mi (195.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50581
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-68520
GNIS feature ID0460770
Websitewww.rolfeiowa.com

Rolfe is a city in Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 584 at the 2010 census.

This city was named after the Englishman John Rolfe, who married Pocahontas in Jamestown, Virginia.[4]

History

Rolfe was platted in 1881 at the junction of two railroads.[5]

Geography

Rolfe is located at 42°48?52?N 94°31?48?W / 42.81444°N 94.53000°W / 42.81444; -94.53000 (42.814333, -94.530029).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all land.[7]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 584 people, 248 households, and 159 families living in the city. The population density was 556.2 inhabitants per square mile (214.8/km2). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 290.5 per square mile (112.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.5% African American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 248 households, of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 23.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 675 people, 296 households, and 185 families living in the city. The population density was 643.9 people per square mile (248.2/km2). There were 326 housing units at an average density of 311.0 per square mile (119.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.63% White, 0.44% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 296 households, out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,861, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,426. About 9.7% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Pocahontas Area Community School District operates public schools.[10] It was in the Rolfe Community School District until July 1, 1993, when it consolidated into the Pocahontas Area School District.[11]

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. ^ 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. 119.
  5. ^ Flickinger, Robert Elliott (1904). The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa. G. Sanborn. pp. 484.
  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 2012-07-02. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Pocahontas Area." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.

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