Madrid, Iowa

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Madrid, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Madrid, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°52′32″N 93°49′12″W / 41.87556°N 93.82°W / 41.87556; -93.82Coordinates: 41°52′32″N 93°49′12″W / 41.87556°N 93.82°W / 41.87556; -93.82
CountryUSA
State Iowa
CountyBoone
TownshipDouglas
Area
 • Total1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Land1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,017 ft (310 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total2,543
 • Density2,138.8/sq mi (825.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code50156
Area code(s)515
FIPS code19-48450
GNIS feature ID0458731
Websitewww.madridiowa.com
 
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Madrid, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Madrid, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°52′32″N 93°49′12″W / 41.87556°N 93.82°W / 41.87556; -93.82Coordinates: 41°52′32″N 93°49′12″W / 41.87556°N 93.82°W / 41.87556; -93.82
CountryUSA
State Iowa
CountyBoone
TownshipDouglas
Area
 • Total1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Land1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,017 ft (310 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total2,543
 • Density2,138.8/sq mi (825.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code50156
Area code(s)515
FIPS code19-48450
GNIS feature ID0458731
Websitewww.madridiowa.com

Madrid /ˈmædrɪd/ is a city in Douglas Township, Boone County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,543 at the 2010 census. It is part of the 'Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.

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Geography

Madrid is located at 41°52′32″N 93°49′12″W / 41.87556°N 93.82°W / 41.87556; -93.82 (41.875435, −93.819931).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.19 square miles (3.08 km²), all of it land.

History

Madrid Historical Museum

Madrid was originally known as Swede Point by its Swedish founders, among whom the first was Anna Dalander, an immigrant Swedish widow, in 1846. She and her seven children traveled to Iowa looking for the community of New Sweden. Taking the wrong fork of the Des Moines River, they ended up in the area now called Madrid.

It was a small coal mining community during the winter and a farming community during the summer. Mining became a larger part of its economy as time went on. Initially, coal was used locally for winter heating, hence the reason for it being considered a part time job by most residents. The Carpenter Coal Company opened a mine between Madrid and Woodward in 1901, and the Reese Brothers Coal Company opened two mine shafts near Madrid. The Carpenter Brothers named their coal camp Scandia, and changed their corporate name to match.[2] By 1914, The Scandia Coal Company of Madrid produced over 100,000 tons of coal per year, ranking among the top 24 coal producers in the state.[3] In 1912, Locals 709 and 2460 of the United Mine Workers union, both based in Madrid, had an aggregate membership of 397, representing about 1/3 of the total population in 1910.[4]


Madrid gained a large Italian population that worked in its coal mines during the 1920s and 1930s.[5]

Madrid Centennial Time Capsule

Public safety

Madrid is served by a volunteer fire department,[6] as well as a police department.[7]

Demographics

Historical Populations
YearPop.±%
1880200
1890565+182.5%
19001,021+80.7%
19101,191+16.7%
19201,783+49.7%
19302,061+15.6%
19402,074+0.6%
19501,829−11.8%
19602,286+25.0%
19702,448+7.1%
19802,281−6.8%
19902,395+5.0%
20002,264−5.5%
20102,543+12.3%
Iowa Data Center

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 2,543 people, 1,045 households, and 682 families residing in the town. The population density was 2138.8 people per square mile (825.8/km²). There were 1,138 housing units at an average density of 957.1 per square mile (369.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 1,045 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.2 years. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,706, and the median income for a family was $47,596. Males had a median income of $33,889 versus $26,173 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,576. About 5.6% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ James H. Lees, History of Coal Mining in Iowa, Chapter III of Annual Report, 1908, Iowa Geological Survey, 1909, page 573.
  3. ^ Frederick E. Saward, The Coal Trade, 1915, page 65.
  4. ^ Tally Sheet, Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Convention of the United Mine Workers of America Jan. 16 – Feb. 2, 1912, Indianapolis; Volume 2, pages 182A-185A.
  5. ^ Schieder, Dorothy. Iowa: The Middle Land. N.p.: Blackwell, 1996.
  6. ^ Madrid Volunteer Fire Department
  7. ^ Madrid Police Department
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2012-5-11. 

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