Westphalia, Iowa

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Westphalia, Iowa
St. Boniface Catholic Church
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Location of Westphalia, Iowa
Location of Westphalia, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°43′10″N 95°23′40″W / 41.71944°N 95.39444°W / 41.71944; -95.39444Coordinates: 41°43′10″N 95°23′40″W / 41.71944°N 95.39444°W / 41.71944; -95.39444
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyShelby
Area
 • Total0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Land0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,437 ft (438 m)
Population
 • Total126
 • Density1,305.4/sq mi (504.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51578
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-84540
GNIS feature ID0462946
Websitewww.netins.net/ricweb/community/westphal/westphal.htm

Westphalia is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States. The population was 126 at the time of the 2020 census.[2]

History[edit]

Westphalia was founded in 1872 as a colony of German Catholics. It was named after the region of Westphalia, in Germany.[3]

Geography[edit]

Westphalia is located at 41°43′10″N 95°23′40″W / 41.71944°N 95.39444°W / 41.71944; -95.39444 (41.719351, -95.394576).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
188055—    
1920115+109.1%
1930118+2.6%
1940126+6.8%
1950160+27.0%
1960131−18.1%
1970121−7.6%
1980169+39.7%
1990144−14.8%
2000160+11.1%
2010127−20.6%
2020126−0.8%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 127 people in 59 households, including 36 families, in the city. The population density was 1,270.0 inhabitants per square mile (490.3/km2). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 620.0 per square mile (239.4/km2). The racial makup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9%.[7]

Of the 59 households 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 39.0% of households were one person and 15.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age was 45.5 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 160 people in 61 households, including 43 families, in the city. The population density was 1,761.4 people per square mile (686.4/km2). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 704.6 per square mile (274.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 100.00% White.[8] Of the 61 households 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.2% of households were one person and 18.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.26.

The age distribution was 30.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median household income was $35,938 and the median family income was $47,500. Males had a median income of $35,833 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,066. About 7.9% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

The Harlan Community School District operates local public schools. The district serves the towns of Harlan, Defiance, Earling, Panama, Portsmouth and Westphalia, the unincorporated communities of Jacksonville and Corley, and the surrounding rural areas.[9]

See also[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. ^ White, Edward Speer (1915). Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. pp. 277–278.
  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. 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_HARLAN" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-07-31.

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