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Elberon, Iowa
City
Location of Elberon, Iowa
Location of Elberon, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Tama
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 196
 • Estimate (2012) 194
 • Density 301.5/sq mi (116.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52225
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-24375
GNIS feature ID 0456261

Elberon is a city in Tama County, Iowa, United States. The population was 196 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Elberon has been in operation since 1882. The city was named after Elberon, New Jersey.

Geography

Elberon is located at 42°0′19″N 92°19′3″W / 42.00528°N 92.3175°W / 42.00528; -92.3175 (42.005389, -92.317401).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 344 —    
1910 336 −2.3%
1920 349 +3.9%
1930 254 −27.2%
1940 256 +0.8%
1950 225 −12.1%
1960 211 −6.2%
1970 203 −3.8%
1980 194 −4.4%
1990 203 +4.6%
2000 245 +20.7%
2010 196 −20.0%
2014 193 −1.5%
2015 193 +0.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 196 people, 74 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 301.5 inhabitants per square mile (116.4/km2). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 138.5 per square mile (53.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.5% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 74 households of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 245 people, 87 households, and 64 families residing in the city. The population density was 373.6 people per square mile (143.3/km²). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 143.3 per square mile (55.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.33% White, 0.82% Native American, 2.45% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.49% of the population.

There were 87 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city, the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 109.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,594, and the median income for a family was $39,583. Males had a median income of $23,571 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,440. About 10.7% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.2% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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