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Birmingham, Iowa
City
Motto: "Gateway to Scenic Van Buren County"
Location of Birmingham, Iowa
Location of Birmingham, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Van Buren
Area
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 448
 • Estimate (2012) 440
 • Density 422.6/sq mi (163.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52535
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-06625
GNIS feature ID 0454645
Website The Villages of Van Buren, Iowa Website

Birmingham is a city in Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 448 at the 2010 census.

History

Birmingham was laid out in 1839. The town was incorporated on May 20, 1856.

Geography

Birmingham is located at 40°52'43" North, 91°56'48" West (40.878626, -91.946610).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Central City Square, Birmingham, Iowa
Central City Square showing public park and playground, Birmingham, Iowa, looking southeast from the Public Library.
Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1850 231 —    
1870 626 +171.0%
1880 515 −17.7%
1890 545 +5.8%
1900 622 +14.1%
1910 572 −8.0%
1920 539 −5.8%
1930 507 −5.9%
1940 498 −1.8%
1950 643 +29.1%
1960 441 −31.4%
1970 452 +2.5%
1980 410 −9.3%
1990 386 −5.9%
2000 423 +9.6%
2010 448 +5.9%
2014 439 −2.0%
2015 433 −1.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 448 people, 191 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 422.6 inhabitants per square mile (163.2/km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 200.9 per square mile (77.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 191 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 423 people, 185 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 402.5 people per square mile (155.5/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 194.1 per square mile (75.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.53% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 185 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $40,250. Males had a median income of $27,614 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,554. 8.8% of the population and 3.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.1% of those under the age of 18 and 11.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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