Ralston, Iowa

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Ralston, Iowa
City
Location of Ralston, Iowa
Location of Ralston, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°2′30″N 94°37′50″W / 42.04167°N 94.63056°W / 42.04167; -94.63056Coordinates: 42°2′30″N 94°37′50″W / 42.04167°N 94.63056°W / 42.04167; -94.63056
Country United States
State Iowa
CountiesCarroll, Greene
Area[1]
 • Total1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Land1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,129 ft (344 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total79
 • Estimate (2012[3])78
 • Density39.7/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code51459
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-65505
GNIS feature ID0460511
 
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Ralston, Iowa
City
Location of Ralston, Iowa
Location of Ralston, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°2′30″N 94°37′50″W / 42.04167°N 94.63056°W / 42.04167; -94.63056Coordinates: 42°2′30″N 94°37′50″W / 42.04167°N 94.63056°W / 42.04167; -94.63056
Country United States
State Iowa
CountiesCarroll, Greene
Area[1]
 • Total1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Land1.99 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,129 ft (344 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total79
 • Estimate (2012[3])78
 • Density39.7/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code51459
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-65505
GNIS feature ID0460511

Ralston is a city in Carroll and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 79 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ralston was incorporated in 1900. It was named for an officer of the American Express Company.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ralston is located at 42°2′30″N 94°37′50″W / 42.04167°N 94.63056°W / 42.04167; -94.63056 (42.041801, -94.630538).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.99 square miles (5.15 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.  ±%  
1910175—    
1920200+14.3%
1930184−8.0%
1940202+9.8%
1950166−17.8%
1960143−13.9%
1970129−9.8%
1980108−16.3%
1990119+10.2%
200098−17.6%
201079−19.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 79 people, 38 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density was 39.7 inhabitants per square mile (15.3 /km2). There were 45 housing units at an average density of 22.6 per square mile (8.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 38 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 47.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 98 people, 39 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 49.6 people per square mile (19.1/km²). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 23.8 per square mile (9.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 39 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.07.

24.5% are under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 122.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $44,000. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,746. There were no families and 0.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.

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. ^ Maclean, Paul (1912). History of Carroll County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 246. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.