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Ainsworth, Iowa
Ainsworth, IA
Location of Ainsworth in Washington County and in Iowa
Location of Ainsworth in Washington County and in Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Washington
Area
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
709 ft (216 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 567
 • Estimate 
(2012)
570
 • Density 1,492.1/sq mi (576.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52201
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-00730
GNIS feature ID 0454107

Ainsworth is a city in Washington County, Iowa, United States. It is a part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 567 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Highland Community School District.

History

Ainsworth was laid out in 1858. It was named for its founder, D. H. Ainsworth. Danforth Hurlburt Ainsworth was a civil engineer and writer. He wrote the book, "Recollections of a Civil Engineer: Experiences in New York, Iowa, Nebraska, Dakota, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado" in 1893. This book is available for purchase on Amazon.com .

Geography

Ainsworth is located at 41°17′25″N 91°33′15″W / 41.29028°N 91.55417°W / 41.29028; -91.55417 (41.290175, -91.554283).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 318 —    
1900 404 +27.0%
1910 408 +1.0%
1920 391 −4.2%
1930 359 −8.2%
1940 415 +15.6%
1950 396 −4.6%
1960 371 −6.3%
1970 455 +22.6%
1980 547 +20.2%
1990 506 −7.5%
2000 524 +3.6%
2010 567 +8.2%
2014 568 +0.2%
2015 571 +0.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 567 people, 209 households, and 153 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.1 inhabitants per square mile (576.1/km2). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 573.7 per square mile (221.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 0.9% African American, 4.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.6% of the population.

There were 209 households of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 33.4 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 524 people, 199 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,381.0 people per square mile (532.4/km²). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 548.2 per square mile (211.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.41% White, 0.38% Native American, 8.02% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.65% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.26.

Age spread: 30.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,071, and the median income for a family was $50,208. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,627. About 7.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

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