Iowa Highway 22
Iowa Highway 22 is a 98-mile west–east state highway that traverses rural areas in east-central Iowa. The highway begins near Thornburg at an intersection with Iowa Highway 21 and ends in southwestern Davenport, at U. S. Highway 61 Business. Iowa Highway 22 begins west of Thornburg at Iowa Highway 21, it continues east through Webster. Between Webster and South English, Iowa 22 is overlapped with Iowa Highway 149, it continues east from South English through Kinross and Wellman before intersecting Iowa Highway 1 at Kalona. It proceeds east from Kalona to go through Riverside and intersects U. S. Highway 218 and Iowa Highway 27. After crossing the Iowa River, it goes through Nichols, where a short overlap with Iowa Highway 70 begins, it continues eastward and intersects U. S. Highway 61 at Muscatine, it goes around the west and north city limits of Muscatine before intersecting Iowa Highway 38 and Business US 61 and turns south into Muscatine. It turns east along a route next to the Mississippi River and passes through Buffalo before intersecting Interstate 280 at Davenport.
It turns north to end at U. S. 61. To locals, Iowa Highway 22 is most notable as one of two main highways connecting Muscatine and Davenport; this 24-mile eastern section of highway follows the Mississippi River. The segment of the highway between Muscatine and Davenport is part of the Great River Road. Iowa Highway 22 was designated in 1926, followed what is now U. S. Highway 61 between Muscatine and Davenport, passing through Blue Grass. S. 61 followed the Mississippi River route at the time. The highway was extended to Thornburg in 1931. For years, several sections of Iowa Highway 22 had a bituminous surface. One of these sections — the section between Muscatine and Blue Grass — was paved in 1957, the same year U. S. 61 and Iowa Highway 22 switched routes. S. 61 now went through Blue Grass, while Iowa Highway 22 now followed the Mississippi River through Buffalo. The last segment — between U. S. Highway 218 east of Riverside to Iowa Highway 405 north of Lone Tree, was upgraded from bituminous to paved in 1988
Webster is a city in Keokuk County, United States. The population was 88 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.32 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 88 people, 41 households, 24 families residing in the city; the population density was 275.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 50 housing units at an average density of 156.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population. There were 41 households of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 41.5% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.71. The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18.
The gender makeup of the city was 54.5% male and 45.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 110 people, 44 households, 31 families residing in the city; the population density was 367.0 people per square mile. There were 47 housing units at an average density of 156.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. There were 44 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,958, the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $24,063 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,519. There were no families and 3.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 13.8% of those over 64. Don MacLaughlin, actor
U.S. Route 6
U. S. Route 6 called the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, honoring the American Civil War veterans association, is a main route of the U. S. Highway system. While it runs east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, the route has been modified several times; the highway's longest-lasting routing, from 1936 to 1964, had its western terminus at Long Beach, California. During this time, US 6 was the longest highway in the country. In 1964, the state of California renumbered its highways, most of the route within California was transferred to other highways; this dropped the highway's length below that of US 20. US 6 is a diagonal route, whose number is out of sequence with the rest of the U. S. Highway grid in the western US; when it was designated in 1926, US 6 only ran east of Pennsylvania. Subsequent extensions replacing the former U. S. Route 32 and U. S. Route 38, have taken it south of US 30 near Chicago, Illinois, US 40 near Denver, Colorado, US 50 at Ely, US 70 near Los Angeles, due to its north–south alignment in that state.
US 6 does not serve a major transcontinental corridor, unlike other highways. George R. Stewart, author of U. S. 40: Cross Section of the United States of America considered US 6, but realized that "Route 6 runs uncertainly from nowhere to nowhere, scarcely to be followed from one end to the other, except by some devoted eccentric". In the famous "beat" novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac, protagonist Sal Paradise considers hitchhiking on US 6 to Nevada, but is told by a driver that "there's no traffic passes through 6" and that he'd be better off going via Pittsburgh; the modern US 6 in California is a short, two-lane, north–south surface highway from Bishop to the Nevada state line. Prior to a 1964 highway renumbering project, US 6 extended to Long Beach along what is now US 395, California 14, Interstate 5, Interstate 110/California 110, California 1. Despite the renumbering having removed all freeway portions, it is still part of the California Freeway and Expressway System. US 6's former routing included a short segment of the famous Arroyo Seco Parkway.
US 6 begins at US 395 in Bishop and heads north between farms and ranches in the Chalfant Valley at the base of the 14,000-foot western escarpment of the White Mountains. After about 30 miles Benton is reached, which has a gas station. California 120 begins here, heading west past Mono Lake through Lee Vining, over Tioga Pass, through Yosemite National Park to the San Joaquin Valley. US 6 continues north to the Nevada state line. From the California border, US 6 heads northeast through the semidesert Queen Valley with Boundary Peak, Nevada's highest summit, Montgomery Peak in California on the right; these twin peaks are the northmost high summits of the White Mountains, both over 13,000 ft. The highway climbs into the Pinyon-Juniper zone and crosses Montgomery Pass 7,167 ft. From the pass, US 6 descends into barren shadscale desert, passing Columbus Salt Marsh on the left merging with US 95 from Coaldale Junction to Tonopah. Nevada Test and Training Range begins about 15 mi southeast of Tonopah.
Just east of Tonopah, US 6 continues east across a series of desert mountain ranges and valleys, including the Monitor Range. At Warm Springs, State Route 375 known as the "Extraterrestrial Highway", departs to the southeast and US 6 assumes a northeasterly alignment across the Reveille, Pancake and White Pine Ranges. Rainfall increases eastward, so valleys become less barren and peaks over 11,500 ft add scenic interest. Ely is the largest city on Route 6 in Nevada. US 50 joins Route 6 at Ely. East of Ely, Routes 6/50 cross the Schell Creek Range, known for verdant forests and meadows, for a large deer and elk population; the highway descends to Spring Valley crosses the Snake Range at Sacramento Pass, north of Nevada's second-highest mountain, Wheeler Peak, where a branch road accesses Great Basin National Park. Beyond the pass, US 6 passes just north of Baker, a Mormon farming community, reaches the Utah state line. US 6 enters and leaves Utah concurrent with US 50. However, the two routes are different through the state.
US 50 is the shorter route. US 6 is the former route of US 50. US 6 forms an arch-shaped route with Spanish Fork at the apex. US 6 is now concurrent with Interstate 70 for a significant portion of its length from the Utah state line to Denver. Within the city limits, US 6 follows Denver's 6th Avenue; the highway travels north and it follows Interstate 76 for most of its length east of Denver. It is unsigned; the highest altitude along US 6 is 11,990 feet at Loveland Pass, where it crosses the Continental Divide. It continues down Clear Creek Valley until it reaches I-70, where it is overlapped until I-70 leaves Clear Creek Valley. US 6 continues into Denver, where it turns into a freeway with six lanes. East of Denver, it continues east while joined with I-76 until it reaches Sterling, where it diverges from the interstate; the last town in Colorado that it passes is Holyoke. From the Colorado state line, US 6 starts going southeast; the first town it goes into is Imperial. US 6 conjoins with US 34 near Culbertson.
US 6 moves to the northeast, through Hastings. At Hastings, US 34 moves north. US 6 parallels Interstate 80 north of Milford. At Lincoln, US 6 becomes West "O" Street Cornhusker Highway and moves north of I-80 outside of the city, paralleling I-80 to Gretna. There US 6 moves due north an
Iowa Highway 92
Iowa Highway 92 is a state highway that runs from east to west across the state of Iowa. Iowa 92 is 279 miles long, it begins at the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, where it is a continuation of Nebraska Highway 92. It stretches across the state and serves to demarcate the southern one-third of Iowa, it ends at the Mississippi River in Muscatine where it continues into Illinois as Illinois Route 92. In 1939, Iowa 92 replaced the original Iowa 2 in its entirety. From its eastern terminus is Muscatine, Iowa 92 becomes concurrent with Business U. S. Highway 61 and follows Business 61 southbound in a southwesterly direction towards the southern terminus of Business 61 near the Muscatine Industrial Connector where they meet U. S. Highway 61. After that intersection, Iowa 92 is concurrent with U. S. 61 crosses the border from Muscatine County into Louisa County. Near the Louisa County town of Grandview, Iowa 92 splits off from U. S. 61 at a new interchange that opened in December 2017, heads west. It passes by the Louisa County town of Fredonia, crosses the Iowa River and passes through Columbus Junction.
A few miles Iowa 92 crosses the border from Louisa County into Washington County. Iowa 92 intersects U. S. Highway 218 and Iowa Highway 27 at a freeway interchange before passing through Ainsworth. After 7 more miles, it enters the city of Washington, the county seat for Washington County. At the west end of Washington, Iowa 92 overlaps Iowa Highway 1 for a few miles to the north, Iowa 92 splits off to the west again, passing through the small Washington County village of West Chester. A few more miles and Iowa 92 crosses the border from Washington County into Keokuk County. In Keokuk County, Iowa 92 becomes concurrent with Iowa Highway 149 as it travels into the Keokuk County Seat of Sigourney. After Sigourney, Iowa 149 splits off to the south and Iowa 92 continues westbound, passing its interchange with Iowa Highway 21 and crossing the border from Keokuk County into Mahaska County. A few miles after the Keokuk-Mahaska county line, Iowa 92 enters the city of Oskaloosa, the county seat for Mahaska County, intersects with Iowa Highway 23 U.
S. Highway 63, Iowa Highway 163. After Oskaloosa, Iowa 92 continues its westbound journey, crossing the border from Mahaska County into Marion County. In Marion County, Iowa 92 passes though a small town called Harvey before reaching the city of Knoxville, the county seat of Marion County. Iowa 92 bypasses the southern end of Knoxville as a four lane freeway, passing the interchanges of Iowa Highway 5 and Iowa Highway 14. Iowa 92 overlaps Iowa 5 from the interchange in Knoxville to the point where Iowa 5 splits off to the north about 9 miles west of Knoxville. At this point is the junction of county road S45 which heads southbound from the Iowa 5/Iowa 92 junction toward Melcher-Dallas). After crossing the border from Marion County into Warren County, Iowa 92 bypasses a small village called Beech and passes through two more towns and Ackworth before reaching the county seat of Warren County, the city of Indianola, it intersects with U. S. Highway 65 and U. S. Highway 69 in Indianola, which are both concurrent with each other and are both north–south routes as well.
After Indianola, Iowa 92 continues westbound and passes by Martensdale and its intersection with Iowa Highway 28 and 3 miles after that, meets its interchange with Interstate 35, one of two major north–south Interstate highways that traverses the state of Iowa. After Interstate 35, Iowa 92 continues across the border from Warren County into Madison County and passes through 2 small towns and Patterson. After that, Iowa 92 bypasses the city of Winterset, the county seat for Madison County. At Winterset, Iowa 92 meets U. S. Highway 169 and overlaps U. S. 169 southbound for a couple of miles to the west and south, bypassing the northern and western edges of Winterset, before they split off, U. S. 169 continues to go south. A few miles after Winterset, Iowa 92 crosses the border from Madison County into Adair County. Iowa 92 passes the village of Stanzel before reaching the city of Greenfield, the county seat for Adair County. Iowa 92 intersects with Iowa Highway 25 in Greenfield. After Greenfield comes a smaller town called Fontanelle and a few miles after that passes just north of a town called Bridgewater Iowa 92 crosses the border from Adair County into Cass County.
In Cass County, Iowa 92 intersects with Iowa Highway 148 just outside the small town of Massena. After that, Iowa 92 bypasses another small village and meets U. S. Highway 71, at which point Iowa 92 turns southbound and overlaps U. S. 71 for 2 miles. After 2 miles, U. S. 71 continues south and Iowa 92 splits off to the west again, heads toward Griswold. In Griswold, Iowa 92 passes its intersection with Iowa Highway 48 and after Iowa 92 exits Griswold, it crosses a county line for a final time in the State of Iowa, from Cass County into Pottawattamie County. After 13 miles of travel, Iowa 92 intersects with U. S. Highway 59. After the U. S. 59 interchange, Iowa 92 passes through the south edge of Carson, continues on westbound though the village of Treynor and a few miles after that, enters the city of Council Bluffs. In Council Bluffs, Iowa 92 intersects U. S. Highway 275 and Interstate 29, Iowa's other major north–south Interstate. Iowa 92 and U. S. 275 are concurrent west of Interstate 29. A few more miles through Council Bluffs and Iowa 92, still concurrent with U.
S. 275, crosses the Missouri River, th
Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states. In colonial times, Iowa was a part of Spanish Louisiana. After the Louisiana Purchase, people laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt. In the latter half of the 20th century, Iowa's agricultural economy made the transition to a diversified economy of advanced manufacturing, financial services, information technology and green energy production. Iowa is the 26th most extensive in land area and the 30th most populous of the 50 U. S states, its capital and largest city by population is Des Moines. Iowa has been listed as one of the safest states in, its nickname is the Hawkeye State. Iowa derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many Native American tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River on the east.
The southern border is the Des Moines River and a not-quite-straight line along 40 degrees 35 minutes north, as decided by the U. S. Supreme Court in Missouri v. Iowa after a standoff between Missouri and Iowa known as the Honey War. Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are formed by rivers. Iowa has 99 counties; the state capital, Des Moines, is in Polk County. Iowa's bedrock geology increases in age from west to east. In northwest Iowa, Cretaceous bedrock can be 74 million years old. Iowa is not flat. Iowa can be divided into eight landforms based on glaciation, soils and river drainage. Loess hills lie along the western border of the state. Northeast Iowa along the Upper Mississippi River is part of the Driftless Area, consisting of steep hills and valleys which appear mountainous. Several natural lakes exist, most notably Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, East Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa. To the east lies Clear Lake. Man-made lakes include Lake Odessa, Saylorville Lake, Lake Red Rock, Coralville Lake, Lake MacBride, Rathbun Lake.
The state's northwest area has many remnants such as Barringer Slough. Iowa's natural vegetation is tallgrass prairie and savanna in upland areas, with dense forest and wetlands in flood plains and protected river valleys, pothole wetlands in northern prairie areas. Most of Iowa is used for agriculture; the Southern part of Iowa is categorised as the Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregion. The Northern, drier part of Iowa is categorised as the Central tall grasslands and is thus considered to be part of the Great Plains. There is a dearth of natural areas in Iowa; as of 2005 Iowa ranked 49th of U. S. states in public land holdings. Threatened or endangered animals in Iowa include the interior least tern, piping plover, Indiana bat, pallid sturgeon, the Iowa Pleistocene land snail, Higgins' eye pearly mussel, the Topeka shiner. Endangered or threatened plants include western prairie fringed orchid, eastern prairie fringed orchid, Mead's milkweed, prairie bush clover, northern wild monkshood.
There is little proof to suggest that the explosion in the number of high-density livestock facilities in Iowa has led to increased rural water contamination and a decline in air quality. In fact, covered manure storage in modern barns prevent that manure from washing away into surface water, as it does in open lots as snow melts and thunderstorms occur. Other factors negatively affecting Iowa's environment include the extensive use of older coal-fired power plants and pesticide runoff from crop production, diminishment of the Jordan Aquifer. Iowa has a humid continental climate throughout the state with extremes of both cold; the average annual temperature at Des Moines is 50 °F. Winters are harsh and snowfall is common. Spring ushers in the beginning of the severe weather season. Iowa averages about 50 days of thunderstorm activity per year; the 30 year annual average Tornadoes in Iowa is 47. In 2008, twelve people were killed by tornadoes in Iowa, making it the deadliest year since 1968 and the second most tornadoes in a year with 105, matching the total from 2001.
Iowa summers are known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures sometimes near 90 °F and exceeding 100 °F. Average winters in the state have been known to drop well below freezing dropping below −18 °F. Iowa's all-time hottest temperature of 118 °F was recorded at Keokuk on July 20, 1934. Iowa has a smooth gradient of var
U.S. Route 63
U. S. Route 63 is a major 1,286-mile north–south United States highway in the Midwestern United States; the southern terminus of the route is at Interstate 20 in Louisiana. The northern terminus is at U. S. Route 2 in Benoit, about 60 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota. U. S. 63 overlaps US 167 for its entire route in Louisiana, from Ruston north, to Junction City, at the Arkansas state line, a distance of 35 miles. U. S. 63 overlaps numerous other Interstate and U. S. highways on its way from Junction City, at the Louisiana line, north to Mammoth Spring, at the Missouri line. S. highway twice, just misses crossing three others twice: Continuing from Ruston, Louisiana, U. S. 167 from Junction City to El Dorado I-530 and U. S. 65, along with U. S. 79, in Pine Bluff U. S. 79 again from Pine Bluff to Stuttgart U. S. 165 in Stuttgart U. S. 70 in Hazen I-40 from Hazen to West Memphis. A concurrent segment of U. S. 70 and U. S. 79 serves as its service road just west of West Memphis. S. 49 at Brinkley. I-55 from West Memphis to Turrell, silently picking up U.
S. 61 at Turrell and U. S. 64 at Marion U. S. 49 again in Jonesboro U. S. 412 alone from Portia to Imboden U. S. 62 and U. S. 412 from Imboden to Hardy. S. 167 again at its northern terminus at Ash Flat, near HardyMany of these concurrencies and multiple crossings occurred when the south end of U. S. 63 was extended from Turrell to Ruston in 1999, in a different direction from the Mammoth Spring-to-Turrell segment. In addition, U. S. 63 from Jonesboro to Turrell is now designated as Interstate 555, which involved building service roads and a few other upgrades to interstate standards. It has been questioned as to whether or not U. S. 63 will be rerouted to eliminate the dogleg from Jonesboro to West Memphis to Hazen. Possible reroutings could be U. S. 63/49 from Jonesboro to Brinkley and U. S. 63/70 from Brinkley to Hazen or U. S. 63/AR 1 from Jonesboro to Forrest City and U. S. 63/70 from Forrest City to Hazen. The highway passes south-to-north through Missouri, from Arkansas to Iowa, serving cities such as Rolla, Jefferson City, Moberly and Kirksville.
Notable routes that are intersected include U. S. Route 60 in Howell County, Interstate 44 at Rolla, U. S. Route 50, U. S. Route 54, Interstate 70 at Columbia, U. S. Route 24 at Moberly, U. S. Route 36 at Macon, U. S. Route 136 at Lancaster. U. S. 63 in Missouri was Route 7 from 1922 to 1926. U. S. 63 passes south-to-north through Iowa. It enters the state from Missouri south of Bloomfield. Between Ottumwa and Oskaloosa, the highway overlaps Iowa Highway 163; this segment is an expressway which connects Des Moines with Burlington, with freeway bypasses of Ottumwa and Eddyville. Near Malcom, U. S. 63 meets Interstate 80. Only a few miles it joins U. S. 6 westbound for several miles near Grinnell goes north again. At Toledo, it intersects U. S. 30 and at Waterloo, U. S. 63 meets U. S. 20. An expressway section opened in October 2012, completing the four-lane link between Waterloo and New Hampton; the highway enters Minnesota just north of Chester. U. S. 63 enters Minnesota from Iowa south of Spring Valley. After meeting Interstate 90, U.
S. 63 serves the local airport and intersects with U. S. Route 52. In this area, U. S. 63 is an expressway, but plans are to upgrade the highway to a freeway between Stewartville and the U. S. 52 interchange. In 2014, U. S. 63 was rerouted around downtown Rochester, running concurrently with U. S. 52 to 75th St NW, jutting back to the east to the existing route. North of Rochester, the highway meets U. S. Route 61 at Lake City. From there, the two routes run concurrent to Red Wing, where U. S. 63 crosses the Mississippi River to enter Wisconsin over the Eisenhower Bridge. The Minnesota section of U. S. 63 is defined as Routes 59 and 161 in Minnesota Statutes §§ 161.114 and 161.115. U. S. 63 enters Wisconsin south of Hager City. Near Baldwin, U. S. 63 intersects Interstate 94. The highway overlaps near Spooner with U. S. Route 53. At Trego, they separate and U. S. 63 runs southwest to northeast, ending near Benoit at U. S. Route 2. Though US 63 as a stand-alone highway had always ended at Turrell, Arkansas before the 1999 extension, in the past it was concurrent with US 61/US 64/US 70/US 79 on into Memphis, over the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge.
Unlike the 1999 extension, this concurrency to Memphis was in line with the rest of US 63. Though some maps continued to show this concurrency until 1999, Arkansas had not recognized US 63 south of Turrell for many years, since at least the 1960s. Louisiana I‑20 / US 167 in Ruston. US 63/US 167 travels concurrently to Arkansas. Arkansas US 82 in El Dorado Future I‑69 south of Warren US 278 in Warren I‑530 / US 65 / US 79 in Pine Bluff. I-530/US 63/US 65 travels concurrently through the city. US 63/US 79 travels concurrently to Stuttgart. I‑530 / US 65 / US 425 in Pine Bluff US 165 in Stuttgart US 70 in Hazen; the highways travel concurrently through the city. I‑40 in Hazen; the highways travel concurrently to West Memphis. US 49 in Brinkley US 79 south of Jennette; the highways travel concurrently to West Memphis. I‑40 / I‑55 / US 61 / US 64 / US 79 in West Memphis. I-55/US 63 travels concurrently to Turrel
Albia is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County, United States. The population was 3,766 at the 2010 census. Albia was incorporated as a town in 1856. On Feb. 14, 1893, there was a coal mine explosion in Chicago and Iowa mine, about 2.5 miles west of Albia. This room and pillar mine opened around 1877, by the time of the explosion, mining extended more than 1,000 yards from the hoisting shaft and the mine employed 60 miners and 20 other men. One miner was killed outright and seven died of their injuries, after a "shot" ignited a dust explosion in the mine; this was one of only two major mine disasters in Iowa between 1888 and 1913. In the early 20th century, the region around Albia was dotted with coal mining camps and company towns. Of these, Buxton, 9 miles north, is the most studied. Other former coal camps in the area include Hiteman, Bluff Creek, Coalfield and Hynes. Membership in the United Mine Workers union is a useful measure of the importance of mining in the region. In 1902, UMW Locals 692 and 793 in Albia had an aggregate membership of 216.
By 1912, UMW Locals 407, 782 and 793 in Albia had an aggregate membership of 338. Miners in Hiteman, 5 miles northwest of town, joined the UMWA in 1898. Miners in Hynes, 7 miles east, joined the UMWA in 1896. Albia's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 41.026600, −92.805262. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.19 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 3,766 people, 1,540 households, 960 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,180.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,763 housing units at an average density of 552.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. There were 1,540 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.7% were non-families.
32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age in the city was 40 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,706 people, 1,531 households, 943 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,184.8 people per square mile. There were 1,708 housing units at an average density of 546.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.92% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.24% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population. There were 1,531 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families.
33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97. Age spread: 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,728, the median income for a family was $41,607. Males had a median income of $33,025 versus $20,933 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,843. About 4.3% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. Albia Community School District operates public schools serving the community. In Albia, there's the "Monroe Aquatic Center", "Washington Park", the "City Park"; the aquatic center has two water slides, low dive, high dive, children's area, basketball hoops above the water, lockers.
The city park includes a basketball court, a baseball field, a tennis court, a playground with swings. Albia Chamber of Commerce Albia school district website