Sumner, Iowa

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Sumner, Iowa
City
Downtown Sumner
Downtown Sumner
Location of Sumner, Iowa
Location of Sumner, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°51′0″N 92°5′59″W / 42.85000°N 92.09972°W / 42.85000; -92.09972Coordinates: 42°51′0″N 92°5′59″W / 42.85000°N 92.09972°W / 42.85000; -92.09972
Country United States
State Iowa
CountiesBremer, Fayette
Government
 • Mayor Pro-TemDavid Meighan
Area[1]
 • Total2.53 sq mi (6.55 km2)
 • Land2.52 sq mi (6.53 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total2,028
 • Estimate (2012[3])2,009
 • Density804.8/sq mi (310.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code50674
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-76260
GNIS feature ID0462083
Websitewww.mysumneriowa.com
 
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Sumner, Iowa
City
Downtown Sumner
Downtown Sumner
Location of Sumner, Iowa
Location of Sumner, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°51′0″N 92°5′59″W / 42.85000°N 92.09972°W / 42.85000; -92.09972Coordinates: 42°51′0″N 92°5′59″W / 42.85000°N 92.09972°W / 42.85000; -92.09972
Country United States
State Iowa
CountiesBremer, Fayette
Government
 • Mayor Pro-TemDavid Meighan
Area[1]
 • Total2.53 sq mi (6.55 km2)
 • Land2.52 sq mi (6.53 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total2,028
 • Estimate (2012[3])2,009
 • Density804.8/sq mi (310.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code50674
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-76260
GNIS feature ID0462083
Websitewww.mysumneriowa.com

Sumner is a city in Bremer County, Iowa, United States. The city is located along the county's eastern border, between Bremer and Fayette counties. The population was 2,028 at the 2010 census.[4] The Bremer County portion of Sumner is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The town was established in 1870, and incorporated in 1894.[5] The community is named after American political leader Charles Sumner.

Sumner is home to Life Line Emergency Vehicles, a major manufacturer of ambulances.

Geography[edit]

Sumner is located at 42°51′0″N 92°5′59″W / 42.85000°N 92.09972°W / 42.85000; -92.09972 (42.849969, -92.099738).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.53 square miles (6.55 km2), of which, 2.52 square miles (6.53 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Sumner is located on Iowa Highway 93.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.  ±%  
1880285—    
1890861+202.1%
19001,437+66.9%
19101,404−2.3%
19201,511+7.6%
19301,561+3.3%
19401,752+12.2%
19501,911+9.1%
19602,170+13.6%
19702,174+0.2%
19802,335+7.4%
19902,078−11.0%
20002,106+1.3%
20102,028−3.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,028 people, 869 households, and 555 families residing in the city. The population density was 804.8 inhabitants per square mile (310.7 /km2). There were 944 housing units at an average density of 374.6 per square mile (144.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 869 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 25.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,106 people, 888 households, and 575 families residing in the city. The population density was 833.8 people per square mile (321.4/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 368.2 per square mile (141.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.96% White, 0.19% African American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 888 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% 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 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,417, and the median income for a family was $44,318. Males had a median income of $29,224 versus $20,901 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,029. About 2.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Historic sites[edit]

There are many historic buildings in Sumner, including the old bank/clock tower, and the old school building, which was built in 1901 and is currently a museum. Sumner has recently built a new library, recreation center, and a park for residents.[8]

Notable people[edit]

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