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Center Junction, Iowa
Location of Center Junction, Iowa
Location of Center Junction, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jones
Area
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 111
 • Estimate 
(2012)
110
 • Density 201.8/sq mi (77.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52212
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-12225
GNIS feature ID 0455289

Center Junction is an unincorporated village and census-designated place (CDP) in Jones County, Iowa, United States. The population was 111 at the 2010 census, at which time it was a city. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Center Junction was once an incorporated city, but following a special election that served as a referendum on the plan, the city council voted in 2015 to sell off its assets, disband, and turn administration over to the county. When the council took the action, then-Mayor Sandy Ricklefs cited the town's ailing finances as the primary reason for disbanding.

History

Center Junction was laid out in 1871. The town promoters hoped the place would become a junction near the geographical center of Jones County, hence the name.

Geography

Center Junction is located at 42°6′59″N 91°5′17″W / 42.11639°N 91.08806°W / 42.11639; -91.08806Coordinates: 42°6′59″N 91°5′17″W / 42.11639°N 91.08806°W / 42.11639; -91.08806 (42.116326, -91.088070).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 190 —    
1890 210 +10.5%
1900 255 +21.4%
1910 199 −22.0%
1920 225 +13.1%
1930 198 −12.0%
1940 204 +3.0%
1950 153 −25.0%
1960 201 +31.4%
1970 172 −14.4%
1980 182 +5.8%
1990 166 −8.8%
2000 131 −21.1%
2010 111 −15.3%
2014 111 +0.0%
2015 111 +0.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 111 people, 53 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 201.8 inhabitants per square mile (77.9/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 105.5 per square mile (40.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 53 households, of which 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the city was 49.9 years. 14.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 36.9% were from 45 to 64; and 24.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

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