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Atkins, Iowa
Location of Atkins, Iowa
Location of Atkins, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Benton
Area
 • Total 1.10 sq mi (2.84 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
853 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,056
 • Density 1,869.09/sq mi (723.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52206
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-03475
GNIS feature ID 0454274

Atkins is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,056 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Atkins had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad through that territory. It was named for a railroad official.

Geography

Atkins is located at 41°59′41″N 91°51′40″W / 41.99472°N 91.86111°W / 41.99472; -91.86111 (41.994599, -91.861232). It is about 10 miles (16 km) west of downtown Cedar Rapids.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 202 —    
1930 314 +55.4%
1940 330 +5.1%
1950 387 +17.3%
1960 527 +36.2%
1970 581 +10.2%
1980 678 +16.7%
1990 637 −6.0%
2000 977 +53.4%
2010 1,670 +70.9%
2020 2,056 +23.1%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,670 people, 592 households, and 480 families living in the city. The population density was 1,532.1 inhabitants per square mile (591.5/km2). There were 610 housing units at an average density of 559.6 per square mile (216.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 592 households, of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.8% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.9% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 31.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

Education

Benton Community School District operates local public schools.

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