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Eagle Grove, Iowa
Location of Eagle Grove, Iowa
Location of Eagle Grove, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Wright
Area
 • Total 4.04 sq mi (10.46 km2)
 • Land 4.04 sq mi (10.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,115 ft (340 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,583
 • Estimate 
(2012)
3,515
 • Density 886.9/sq mi (342.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50533
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-23250
GNIS feature ID 0456091

Eagle Grove is a city in Wright County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,583 at the 2010 census. Eagle Grove is the largest city in Wright County.

History

Eagle Grove was platted in 1881. It was named from the eagle nests seen by early settlers in a nearby grove.

Geography

Eagle Grove is located near the Boone River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.04 square miles (10.46 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Eagle Grove historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1890 1,881 —    
1900 3,557 +89.1%
1910 3,387 −4.8%
1920 4,433 +30.9%
1930 4,071 −8.2%
1940 4,024 −1.2%
1950 4,176 +3.8%
1960 4,381 +4.9%
1970 4,489 +2.5%
1980 4,324 −3.7%
1990 3,671 −15.1%
2000 3,712 +1.1%
2010 3,583 −3.5%
2014 3,452 −3.7%
2015 3,419 −1.0%
Source:
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,583 people, 1,500 households, and 924 families residing in the city. The population density was 886.9 inhabitants per square mile (342.4/km2). There were 1,649 housing units at an average density of 408.2 per square mile (157.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.9% of the population.

There were 1,500 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% 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 2.92.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census

Original Eagle Grove Public Library
The Eagle Grove Public Library building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,712 people, 1,511 households, and 994 families residing in the city. The population density was 936.1 people per square mile (361.0/km²). There were 1,607 housing units at an average density of 405.3 per square mile (156.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.33% White, 0.16% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.05% of the population.

There were 1,511 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

Age spread: 25.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,505, and the median income for a family was $42,757. Males had a median income of $30,930 versus $19,487 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,563. About 2.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Climate data for Eagle Grove, Iowa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 66
(18.9)
67
(19.4)
86
(30)
96
(35.6)
100
(37.8)
102
(38.9)
103
(39.4)
102
(38.9)
98
(36.7)
94
(34.4)
80
(26.7)
67
(19.4)
103
(39.4)
Average high °F (°C) 26
(-3.3)
32
(0)
44
(6.7)
59
(15)
72
(22.2)
81
(27.2)
84
(28.9)
82
(27.8)
75
(23.9)
62
(16.7)
45
(7.2)
30
(-1.1)
57.7
(14.26)
Average low °F (°C) 7
(-13.9)
13
(-10.6)
25
(-3.9)
36
(2.2)
48
(8.9)
58
(14.4)
62
(16.7)
60
(15.6)
50
(10)
38
(3.3)
25
(-3.9)
11
(-11.7)
36.1
(2.27)
Record low °F (°C) −32
(-35.6)
−30
(-34.4)
−25
(-31.7)
3
(-16.1)
21
(-6.1)
36
(2.2)
42
(5.6)
32
(0)
21
(-6.1)
12
(-11.1)
−18
(-27.8)
−26
(-32.2)
−32
(-35.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.60
(15.2)
0.80
(20.3)
2.03
(51.6)
3.63
(92.2)
4.69
(119.1)
5.36
(136.1)
4.42
(112.3)
3.82
(97)
3.17
(80.5)
2.26
(57.4)
1.74
(44.2)
1.19
(30.2)
33.71
(856.2)
Source: Weatherbase

County fair

Eagle Grove is one of the few non-county-seat towns in Iowa to be home of the county fair. The Wright County District Junior Fair is held in early July each summer in Greenwood Park and brings people from the region to Eagle Grove. Recent improvements have been made to the fair grounds as the Wright County Fair continues to expand.

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