Coggon, Iowa

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Coggon, Iowa
Nickname(s): 
Home of the Coggon Rockets baseball team
Location of Coggon, Iowa
Location of Coggon, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°16′45″N 91°31′47″W / 42.27917°N 91.52972°W / 42.27917; -91.52972Coordinates: 42°16′45″N 91°31′47″W / 42.27917°N 91.52972°W / 42.27917; -91.52972
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyLinn
Area
 • Total0.65 sq mi (1.67 km2)
 • Land0.63 sq mi (1.62 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
932 ft (284 m)
Population
 • Total658
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
667
 • Density1,067.20/sq mi (412.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52218
Area code(s)319
FIPS code19-14925
GNIS feature ID0455514

Coggon is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 658 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Coggon was founded in 1857, and celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2007.[citation needed] The town's motto is "The One and Only." This is because Coggon, Iowa is the only town named Coggon in the whole world. Previously, the motto was "Some bigger, none better." Coggon is most well known as the site of the 1953 tornado that damaged much of the northwest portion of the town. Coggon is home to The Coggon Rockets baseball and softball teams, which, in 2012 won the Coggon Little League Championship game and took home the title of best softball team west of the Wapsipinicon River.

Geography[edit]

Coggon is located at 42°16′45″N 91°31′47″W / 42.27917°N 91.52972°W / 42.27917; -91.52972 (42.279076, -91.529647).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), of which 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1900498—    
1910471−5.4%
1920553+17.4%
1930503−9.0%
1940512+1.8%
1950604+18.0%
1960672+11.3%
1970656−2.4%
1980639−2.6%
1990645+0.9%
2000745+15.5%
2010658−11.7%
2019667+1.4%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 658 people, 266 households, and 177 families living in the city. The population density was 1,044.4 inhabitants per square mile (403.2/km2). There were 288 housing units at an average density of 457.1 per square mile (176.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.7% White, 0.2% African American, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 266 households, of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.6% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 745 people, 277 households, and 209 families living in the city. The population density was 1,190.3 people per square mile (456.6 per km2). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 455.4 per square mile (174.7 per km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.87% White and 0.13% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 277 households, out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 30.2% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $58,214. Males had a median income of $38,958 versus $26,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,871. About 4.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

It is home to the Coggon Rockets softball team of T-ball, Coach Pitch, and Pitch.

Education[edit]

The North Linn Community School District operates area public schools.[8]

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "NORTH LINN" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-08-25.

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