World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Runnells, Iowa

Runnells, Iowa
City
Location of Runnells, Iowa
Location of Runnells, Iowa
Coordinates:
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Polk
Government
 • Type Mayor/Council
 • Mayor Ron Tate
Area[1]
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.11 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 507
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 514
 • Density 1,179.1/sq mi (455.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50237
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-69240
GNIS feature ID 0460848

Runnells is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 507 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Runnells incorporated as a city on May 21, 1903. It was named for John S. Runnells, a former editorial writer for the Iowa State Register and private secretary for Governor Samuel Merrill.[4]

Geography

Runnells is located at (41.512450, -93.357063).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 507 people, 179 households, and 135 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,179.1 inhabitants per square mile (455.3/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 434.9 per square mile (167.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 179 households of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.6% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.34.

The median age in the city was 31.9 years. 33.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.4% were from 25 to 44; 18.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 352 people, 143 households, and 96 families residing in the city. The population density was 830.9 people per square mile (323.6/km²). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 351.7 per square mile (137.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.58% White, 0.28% Native American, and 1.14% from two or more races.

There were 143 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.05.

26.1% are under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $36,458 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,643. None of the families and 2.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 9.3% of those over 64.

Notable people

  • Dennis Keeney grew up on the Keeney Place/ family farm near Runnels

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ Henning, Barbara Beving Long; Patrice K. Beam (2003). Des Moines and Polk County: Flag on the Prairie. Sun Valley, California: American Historical Press.  
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • City website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.