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Wellsburg, Iowa
City
Location of Wellsburg, Iowa
Location of Wellsburg, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Grundy
Area
 • Total 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Land 1.09 sq mi (2.82 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 707
 • Estimate (2012) 705
 • Density 648.6/sq mi (250.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50680
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-83325
GNIS feature ID 0462790

Wellsburg is a city in Grundy County, Iowa, United States. The population was 707 at the 2010 census a 1.3% decrease from 716 at the 2000 census. It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Wellsburg is located at 42°26′1″N 92°55′41″W / 42.43361°N 92.92806°W / 42.43361; -92.92806 (42.433723, -92.928172).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.09 square miles (2.82 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 203 —    
1910 288 +41.9%
1920 482 +67.4%
1930 508 +5.4%
1940 616 +21.3%
1950 744 +20.8%
1960 827 +11.2%
1970 754 −8.8%
1980 761 +0.9%
1990 682 −10.4%
2000 716 +5.0%
2010 707 −1.3%
2014 696 −1.6%
2015 699 +0.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 707 people, 333 households, and 201 families residing in the city. The population density was 648.6 inhabitants per square mile (250.4/km2). There were 367 housing units at an average density of 336.7 per square mile (130.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 333 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 716 people, 338 households, and 201 families residing in the city. The population density was 725.6 people per square mile (279.2/km²). There were 363 housing units at an average density of 367.8 per square mile (141.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.88% White, 0.42% Asian, and 0.70% from two or more races.

There were 338 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $30,724 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,636. About 4.5% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

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