Fenton, Iowa

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Fenton, Iowa
Location of Fenton, Iowa
Location of Fenton, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°12′59″N 94°25′35″W / 43.21639°N 94.42639°W / 43.21639; -94.42639Coordinates: 43°12′59″N 94°25′35″W / 43.21639°N 94.42639°W / 43.21639; -94.42639
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyKossuth
Area
 • Total0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
 • Land0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,240 ft (378 m)
Population
 • Total279
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
233
 • Density677.33/sq mi (261.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50539
Area code(s)515
FIPS code19-27210
GNIS feature ID0456571

Fenton is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 279 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Postcard with 1917 postmark from Fenton, Iowa

Fenton was platted in 1899.[4] It was named after former New York State governor and senator Reuben E. Fenton.[4]

Geography[edit]

Fenton's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 43.216375, -94.426509.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all land.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910211—    
1920391+85.3%
1930381−2.6%
1940385+1.0%
1950446+15.8%
1960440−1.3%
1970403−8.4%
1980394−2.2%
1990346−12.2%
2000317−8.4%
2010279−12.0%
2019233−16.5%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-28. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 279 people, 130 households, and 76 families living in the city. The population density was 820.6 inhabitants per square mile (316.8/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 494.1 per square mile (190.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 130 households, of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 49.6 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 25.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 317 people, 157 households, and 89 families living in the city. The population density was 909.7 people per square mile (349.7/km2). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 487.9 per square mile (187.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White and 1.89% Native American.

There were 157 households, out of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 21.1% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,714, and the median income for a family was $38,571. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,154. 6.4% of the population and 5.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual events

The town is well known for its annual Sweet Corn Days held the last weekend of each July.

Education[edit]

North Union Community School District operates public schools.[9] It was previously served by the Sentral Community School District.[10] The Sentral district merged into North Union on July 1, 2014.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  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. 71.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "North Union." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "History." Sentral Community School District. April 10, 2004. Retrieved on July 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.

External links[edit]

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