Garner, Iowa facts for kids
Hancock County Courthouse
|Motto: The Jewel In The Crown Of Iowa|
Location of Garner, Iowa
|Incorporated||November 19, 1881|
|• Total||2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)|
|• Land||2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,091|
|• Density||1,518.9/sq mi (586.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0456845|
Garner was named after Col. W. W. Garner, a civil engineer on the Rock Island Railroad. In 1870, Garner was platted by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway and was incorporated in 1881 with a population of 321 at that time. In the 1880s, the Duesenberg brothers, who later went on to build the Duesenberg automobile, operated a bicycle sales and repair business in Garner.
Garner is located at(43.098189, -93.604028), on the East Branch Iowa River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,129 people, 1,301 households, and 881 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,518.9 inhabitants per square mile (586.5/km2). There were 1,380 housing units at an average density of 669.9 per square mile (258.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% 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 1,301 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 41.6 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,922 people, 1,192 households, and 822 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,398.7 people per square mile (539.8/km²). There were 1,252 housing units at an average density of 599.3 per square mile (231.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.97% White, 0.03% African American, 0.38% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.
There were 1,192 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.
Age spread: 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,750, and the median income for a family was $48,514. Males had a median income of $32,813 versus $19,741 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,976. About 4.7% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.
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