Keota, Iowa

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Keota, Iowa
City
Location of Keota, Iowa
Location of Keota, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°21′53″N 91°57′16″W / 41.36472°N 91.95444°W / 41.36472; -91.95444Coordinates: 41°21′53″N 91°57′16″W / 41.36472°N 91.95444°W / 41.36472; -91.95444
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyKeokuk
Area[1]
 • Total0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,009
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,000
 • Density1,601.6/sq mi (618.4/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code52248
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-40980
GNIS feature ID0458058
 
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Keota, Iowa
City
Location of Keota, Iowa
Location of Keota, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°21′53″N 91°57′16″W / 41.36472°N 91.95444°W / 41.36472; -91.95444Coordinates: 41°21′53″N 91°57′16″W / 41.36472°N 91.95444°W / 41.36472; -91.95444
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyKeokuk
Area[1]
 • Total0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation797 ft (243 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,009
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,000
 • Density1,601.6/sq mi (618.4/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code52248
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-40980
GNIS feature ID0458058

Keota is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,009 at the 2010 census. In 2012, Keota was named the most extroverted city in the USA.[4]

History[edit]

Keota is derived from an Indian name meaning "gone to visit" or "the fire is gone out".[5]

2010 Fire[edit]

A large part of historic downtown Keota was damaged by a fire on December 4, 2010. Five buildings on West Broadway were badly damaged or destroyed.[6]

Geography[edit]

Keota is located at 41°21′53″N 91°57′16″W / 41.36472°N 91.95444°W / 41.36472; -91.95444 (41.364727, -91.954310).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880710—    
1890777+9.4%
1900996+28.2%
1910988−0.8%
19201,025+3.7%
1930955−6.8%
19401,032+8.1%
19501,145+10.9%
19601,096−4.3%
19701,112+1.5%
19801,034−7.0%
19901,000−3.3%
20001,025+2.5%
20101,009−1.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,009 people, 408 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,601.6 inhabitants per square mile (618.4/km2). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 703.2 per square mile (271.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 408 households of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,025 people, 430 households, and 258 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,636.9 people per square mile (628.2/km²). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 744.2 per square mile (285.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.29% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 430 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 35.6% 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 2.28 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,966, and the median income for a family was $43,393. Males had a median income of $30,481 versus $24,479 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,310. About 7.6% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "Most extroverted city in U.S. is … Keota, Iowa?". Des Moines Register. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 174. 
  6. ^ "Investigators unsure what started fire in Keota". Cedar Rapids Gazette. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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