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Cotter, Iowa
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Location of Cotter, Iowa
Location of Cotter, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Louisa
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 48
 • Estimate 
(2012)
47
 • Density 192.0/sq mi (74.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52738
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-16725
GNIS feature ID 0455655

Cotter is a city in Louisa County, Iowa, United States. The population was 48 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Cotter, originally called Cotterville, was laid out in 1878 by Margaret E. Cotter. It was located along the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.

Geography

Cotter is located at 41°17′32″N 91°28′2″W / 41.29222°N 91.46722°W / 41.29222; -91.46722 (41.292202, -91.467217).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 100 —    
1930 118 +18.0%
1940 72 −39.0%
1950 49 −31.9%
1960 52 +6.1%
1970 55 +5.8%
1980 60 +9.1%
1990 53 −11.7%
2000 48 −9.4%
2010 48 +0.0%
2014 47 −2.1%
2015 47 +0.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 48 people, 19 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 192.0 inhabitants per square mile (74.1/km2). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 96.0 per square mile (37.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.2% of the population.

There were 19 households of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 39.6% were from 45 to 64; and 8.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 33.3% male and 66.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 48 people, 19 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 205.3 people per square mile (80.6/km²). There were 19 housing units at an average density of 81.2 per square mile (31.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.42% White, 4.17% African American, 10.42% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.58% of the population.

There were 19 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 10.5% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 166.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,879. There were 11.1% of families and 18.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 37.5% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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