Beaconsfield, Iowa facts for kids
Location of Beaconsfield, Iowa
|• Total||0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)|
|• Land||0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||15|
|• Density||20.8/sq mi (8.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454399|
Beaconsfield is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa, United States. The population was 15 in the 2010 census, an increase from 11 in the 2000 census. In the 2000 census Beaconsfield had the dubious distinction of being the least populated incorporated city in Iowa; with the increase in the 2010 census it now shares that distinction with Le Roy, Iowa.
Beaconsfield started when the Humeston and Shenandoah Railroad built a train station. In 1881 a town company laid it out as a village. A post office was established in 1882 and closed in 1993.
The town was incorporated on January 18, 1990.
The community was named after Lord Beaconsfield of England.
The Hy-Vee grocery chain has its origin in the Beaconsfield Supply Store, a general store opened by Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg in 1930. That location is on the National Register of Historic Places.
On May 23, 1981, a tornado touched down southwest of Beaconsfield for 15.9 miles. It was a category F2 tornado
Beaconsfield's longitude and latitude are 40.807958, -94.050634.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 15 people, 8 households, and 5 families residing in the city. The population density was 20.8 inhabitants per square mile (8.0/km2). There were 14 housing units at an average density of 19.4 per square mile (7.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 8 households of which 62.5% were married couples living together and 37.5% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.40.
The median age in the city was 55.5 years. 0.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.3% were from 25 to 44; 40% were from 45 to 64; and 40% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11 people, 7 households, and 3 families residing in the city. The population density was 15.2 people per square mile (5.9/km²). There were 13 housing units at an average density of 18.0 per square mile (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.
There were 7 households out of which none had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, and 42.9% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 42.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.57 and the average family size was 2.00.
Population spread: 9.1% from 45 to 64, and 90.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 70 years. For every 100 females there were 57.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 57.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $10,833, and the median income for a family was $11,667. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $5,990. There were no families and 20.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.
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