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Jewell Junction, Iowa

Jewell Junction, Iowa
City
Location of Jewell Junction, Iowa
Location of Jewell Junction, Iowa
Coordinates:
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hamilton
Area[1]
 • Total 3.99 sq mi (10.33 km2)
 • Land 3.87 sq mi (10.02 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,215
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,197
 • Density 314.0/sq mi (121.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-39675

Jewell Junction, better known as Jewell, is a city in Hamilton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,215 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Education 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Jewell Junction was platted in 1880.[4] It was named for D. T. Jewell, the original owner of the town site.[4] A post office called Jewell has been in operation since 1880.[5]

Geography

Jewell Junction is located at (42.307546, -93.641121).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.99 square miles (10.33 km2), of which, 3.87 square miles (10.02 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.[1]

Nearby Anderson Goose Lake is a National Natural Landmark.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,215 people, 478 households, and 336 families residing in the city. The population density was 314.0 inhabitants per square mile (121.2/km2). There were 517 housing units at an average density of 133.6 per square mile (51.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 0.1% African American, 1.2% Asian, 2.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 478 households of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,239 people, 475 households, and 341 families residing in the city. The population density was 319.7 people per square mile (123.3/km²). There were 499 housing units at an average density of 128.7 per square mile (49.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.53% White, 0.08% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.94% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 475 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

29.4% were under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,614, and the median income for a family was $50,139. Males had a median income of $32,042 versus $25,323 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,780. About 1.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Jewell is home to the South Hamilton School District, which serves Jewell, Ellsworth, Stanhope, and Randall. Jewell was once home to a junior college, Jewell Lutheran College, which closed in 1924.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 88. 
  5. ^ "Hamilton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  9. ^ Jewell Lutheran College information

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jewell
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: City of Jewell Junction
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