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Sigourney, Iowa

 

Sigourney, Iowa

Sigourney, Iowa
City
Motto: Where tradition meets tomorrow
Location of Sigourney, Iowa
Location of Sigourney, Iowa
Coordinates:
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Keokuk
Area[1]
 • Total 2.18 sq mi (5.65 km2)
 • Land 2.18 sq mi (5.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,059
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,046
 • Density 944.5/sq mi (364.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52591
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-73110
GNIS feature ID 0461606
Website http://www.sigourney-iowa.com

Sigourney (pronounced "SIGG-ur-nee") is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,059 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Keokuk County.[4]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Government 4
  • Education 5
  • Notable people 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Keokuk County was opened for white settlement in 1843, and the town got its start in 1844 when S.A. James built the first cabin there. Other families began to settle there as well, and in 1844, the town was named by county commissioner Dr. George H. Stone in honor of popular poet Lydia Sigourney. A large oil-painted portrait of Lydia still graces the foyer of the county courthouse.[5] smiles and cheerful people .

Geography

Sigourney's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.333244, -92.203220.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,059 people, 878 households, and 537 families residing in the city. The population density was 944.5 inhabitants per square mile (364.7/km2). There were 987 housing units at an average density of 452.8 per square mile (174.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 878 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,209 people, 903 households, and 567 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,016.3 people per square mile (361.2/km²). There were 992 housing units at an average density of 456.4 per square mile (176.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.09% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 903 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

Age spread: 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,803, and the median income for a family was $43,519. Males had a median income of $29,783 versus $21,078 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,218. About 8.5% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Sigourney is represented by Rep. David Loebsack in the United States House of Representatives.

Education

The Sigourney Community School district encompasses nearly a 70-square-mile (180 km2) radius, drawing students from smaller surrounding communities. Approximately 700 students are enrolled yearly, with an average of 350 attending elementary (K-6) and 350 students attending junior/senior high (7-12). The average graduating class is 50 students with 80% moving on to college. The school system's mascot is the Sigourney Savage.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ History of Sigourney
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  9. ^ a b Schmidt, Madeleine M. (1981). Seasons of Growth: History of the Diocese of Davenport. Davenport, Iowa: Diocese of Davenport. pp. 369–372. 
  10. ^ "John Burke". Architect of the Capitol. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  11. ^ "Dan Peiffer".  
  12. ^ "SAMPSON, Ezekiel Silas".  

External links

  • Sigourney-iowa.com official city website
  • Sigourney News-Review
  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Sigourney


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