Welton, Iowa

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Welton is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 159 at the 2000 census.

The community is located adjacent to U.S. Route 61, which passes around Welton just to the east of the city. Prior to the expansion of Highway 61 to a four-lane highway, it passed directly through the city. Following reconstruction of U.S. 61, a new truck stop was built adjacent to U.S. 61 near the southern edge of the city.

On April 5, 2006 the 85-year-old Welton School was demolished. According to the Telegraph Herald newspaper, "the school was closed in 2005 because of budget problems and declining enrollment."

Geography

Welton is located at 41°54′44″N 90°36′4″W / 41.91222°N 90.60111°W / 41.91222; -90.60111 (41.912283, -90.601152)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 159 people, 57 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,388.9 people per square mile (558.1/km²). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 524.1/sq mi (210.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.48% White, 0.63% African American, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,750, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $39,688 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,680. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

References

Andover | Calamus | Camanche | Charlotte | Clinton | DeWitt | Delmar | Goose Lake | Grand Mound | Lost Nation | Low Moor | Maquoketa‡ | Toronto | Welton | Wheatland

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