Aplington, Iowa facts for kids
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Location of Aplington, Iowa
|• Total||0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)|
|• Land||0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||974 ft (297 m)|
|• Density||1,528.77/sq mi (587.37/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454209|
Aplington was originally Fort Aplington, a US Army outpost until the fort burnt down in 1885. By then a small town had been built nearby and, although much of the town's economy was based on serving the fort, managed to survive. The town kept the name of Fort Aplington until 1925 when it was changed to its current name.
Aplington's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.582543, -92.882530.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,128 people, 461 households, and 308 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,359.0 inhabitants per square mile (524.7/km2). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 608.4 per square mile (234.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 461 households, of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.
Aplington's primary and secondary education needs are served by the Aplington–Parkersburg Community School District. The Aplington Elementary/Middle School is located at 215 10th St in Aplington. The Aplington–Parkersburg High School is located at 610 N. Johnson Street in Parkersburg. The district formed on July 1, 2004, after the Aplington Community School District merged with the Parkersburg Community School District.
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