Essex, Iowa

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Essex, Iowa
Iowan's Hotel
Location of Essex, Iowa
Location of Essex, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°49′59″N 95°18′19″W / 40.83306°N 95.30528°W / 40.83306; -95.30528Coordinates: 40°49′59″N 95°18′19″W / 40.83306°N 95.30528°W / 40.83306; -95.30528
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyPage
Area
 • Total1.50 sq mi (3.90 km2)
 • Land1.50 sq mi (3.90 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Population
 • Total722
 • Density481.33/sq mi (185.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51638
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-25815
GNIS feature ID0456393

Essex is a city in Page County, Iowa, United States. The population was 722 in the 2020 census, a decline from the 884 population in 2000.[2]

History[edit]

Essex was platted in 1870. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad arrived in Essex in 1871.[3]

Geography[edit]

Essex is located at 40°49′59″N 95°18′19″W / 40.83306°N 95.30528°W / 40.83306; -95.30528 (40.833016, -95.305208)[4] near the East Nishnabotna River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880617
1890564−8.6%
190071025.9%
19107769.3%
1920727−6.3%
193080610.9%
1940762−5.5%
19507630.1%
19607670.5%
19707700.4%
19801,00130.0%
1990916−8.5%
2000884−3.5%
2010798−9.7%
2020722−9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2010, there were 798 people, 333 households, and 228 families living in the city. The population density was 528.5 inhabitants per square mile (204.1/km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 246.4 per square mile (95.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 333 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 884 people, 356 households, and 260 families living in the city. The population density was 586.7 people per square mile (226.0/km2). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 260.8 per square mile (100.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.85% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.34% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 356 households, out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

Age spread: 25.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% that were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,382, and the median income for a family was $51,806. Males had a median income of $36,118 versus $22,604 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,202. About 3.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Essex Community School District operates local public schools.[9]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ Kershaw, W. L. (1909). History of Page County, Iowa. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 426.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "FY20_ESSEX" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  10. ^ "LEANNA DRIFTMIER". Iowa Women’s Archives - University Of Iowa Libraries. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-08-07.

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Essex