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Salix, Iowa
Location of Salix, Iowa
Location of Salix, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°18′28″N 96°17′14″W / 42.30778°N 96.28722°W / 42.30778; -96.28722Coordinates: 42°18′28″N 96°17′14″W / 42.30778°N 96.28722°W / 42.30778; -96.28722
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Woodbury
Area
 • Total 1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.42 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,079 ft (329 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 295
 • Density 171.3/sq mi (66.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51052
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-70320
GNIS feature ID 0461380

Salix is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 295 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

A post office called Salix has been in operation since 1874. The city was named from the grove willows (or salix) near the original town site.

Geography

Salix is located at 42°18′28″N 96°17′14″W / 42.30778°N 96.28722°W / 42.30778; -96.28722 (42.307898, -96.287111).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), of which, 1.52 square miles (3.94 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. Salix is located on the floodplain of the Missouri River, near Interstate 29. Brown's Lake/Bigelow County Park and Snyder Bend County Park are nearby.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 387 —    
1910 390 +0.8%
1920 396 +1.5%
1930 374 −5.6%
1940 392 +4.8%
1950 337 −14.0%
1960 394 +16.9%
1970 387 −1.8%
1980 429 +10.9%
1990 367 −14.5%
2000 370 +0.8%
2010 363 −1.9%
2020 295 −18.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 363 people, 153 households, and 91 families living in the city. The population density was 238.8 inhabitants per square mile (92.2/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 109.9 per square mile (42.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.6% Native American, 1.7% Asian, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 153 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% 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 2.92.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Notable person

  • Don Black, pro baseball pitcher, best known for throwing a no-hitter on July 10, 1947.
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