Archer, Iowa

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Archer, Iowa
City
Location of Archer, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°6′55″N 95°44′40″W / 43.11528°N 95.74444°W / 43.11528; -95.74444Coordinates: 43°6′55″N 95°44′40″W / 43.11528°N 95.74444°W / 43.11528; -95.74444
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyO'Brien
Area[1]
 • Total0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,470 ft (448 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total131
 • Estimate (2012[3])129
 • Density1,455.6/sq mi (562.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code51231
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-02530
GNIS feature ID0465637
 
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Archer, Iowa
City
Location of Archer, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°6′55″N 95°44′40″W / 43.11528°N 95.74444°W / 43.11528; -95.74444Coordinates: 43°6′55″N 95°44′40″W / 43.11528°N 95.74444°W / 43.11528; -95.74444
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyO'Brien
Area[1]
 • Total0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,470 ft (448 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total131
 • Estimate (2012[3])129
 • Density1,455.6/sq mi (562.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code51231
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-02530
GNIS feature ID0465637

Archer is a city in O'Brien County, Iowa, United States. The population was 131 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town of Archer was founded in 1888 by John Archer, who owned the land on which the town was plotted according to obriencounty.com

Longstanding Mayor Bill Engeltjes oversaw the centennial celebration of 1988. Replete with a parade, fashion show, street dance, and "greased pig" contest, the celebration honored Northwest Iowan heritage.

The town of Archer supports two churches: one Methodist and one Reformed.

Geography[edit]

Archer is located at 43°6′55″N 95°44′40″W / 43.11528°N 95.74444°W / 43.11528; -95.74444 (43.115204, -95.744376).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1910351
1920184−47.6%
1930150−18.5%
194017818.7%
1950167−6.2%
196020925.1%
1970134−35.9%
19801340%
19901458.2%
2000126−13.1%
20101314.0%
Iowa Data Center [5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 131 people, 58 households, and 38 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,455.6 inhabitants per square mile (562.0 /km2). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 700.0 per square mile (270.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.3% White, 3.1% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.6% of the population.

There were 58 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 19.8% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $26,375 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,958. There were no families and 1.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.1% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Archer is served by the Sheldon Community Schools.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sheldon Community Schools". Sheldon Community Schools. Retrieved January 21, 2012.