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Alburnett, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"The comfort of country and community"
Location of Alburnett, Iowa
Location of Alburnett, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Incorporated June 29, 1912
Area
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
883 ft (269 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 675
 • Density 823.17/sq mi (316.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52202
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-01000
GNIS feature ID 0454117

Alburnett is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 675 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

In 1887, the Illinois Central Railroad was built through Linn County's Otter Creek township. In the winter of that year a depot was built on land donated by Albert Burnett. Because he had given land for the depot, the name "Burnett" was chosen for its identification.

Business interests began to center around the depot because the railroad offered an outlet to both the north and the south, and because of its proximity to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Burnett and his wife soon began to plat a community. Meanwhile, landowner Michael Weislogel began to lay out lots a short distance to the south. This community, called "Trentham," was the site of the first general store and post office. However, because contemporary state law dictated that a depot and post office in the same community must carry the same name, the name was soon changed to "Burnett." Mail delivery problems soon developed between Burnett and the community of Bennett in Cedar County. Consequently, "Al" Burnett changed the name to "Alburnett." Alburnett was incorporated in 1912, becoming the only municipality in Otter Creek Township. The first elected mayor was C. E. Hense, and the first council was composed of George Anderson, Albert Burnett, F.L. Glitchell, C.C. Naylor, and H.N. Rockwood.

Geography

Alburnett's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.149257, -91.619618.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 201 —    
1930 199 −1.0%
1940 208 +4.5%
1950 254 +22.1%
1960 341 +34.3%
1970 418 +22.6%
1980 411 −1.7%
1990 459 +11.7%
2000 559 +21.8%
2010 673 +20.4%
2020 675 +0.3%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
AlburnettIowaPopPlot
The population of Alburnett, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 673 people, 243 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 820.7 inhabitants per square mile (316.9/km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 307.3 per square mile (118.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.4% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 243 households, of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 31.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

Education

Alburnett is home to the Alburnett Community School District, a co-educational school system in Linn County with a district that covers all of Alburnett, all of the unincorporated town of Toddville, and areas of Marion, Robins, and Hiawatha. Grades PK through 12 are housed entirely within different portions and additions of the same building in Alburnett.

As of 2018, the district Superintendent is Dr. Dani Trimble, Secondary Principal (6-12) is Brian Moretz, Elementary Principal (PK-5) is Josh Henriksen, and Activities Director is Nick Wooldrik.

Alburnett high school competes in the Tri-Rivers Conference of eastern Iowa in a variety of athletics. The school colors are purple and gold, and the team name is the Pirates.

Notable alumni include actor Riley Smith, who has appeared on shows such as Dawson's Creek, 24, and in films such as Radio.

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