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Holstein, Iowa
City
Motto: "Willkommen Freunde"
Location of Holstein, Iowa
Location of Holstein, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ida
Area
 • Total 1.50 sq mi (3.88 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,450 ft (442 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,396
 • Estimate (2012) 1,405
 • Density 936.9/sq mi (361.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51025
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-36840
GNIS feature ID 0457567
Website City of Holstein, Iowa

Holstein is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,396 in the 2010 census, a 5% decline from 1,470 in the 2000 census.

History

Holstein was founded in 1882. A large share of the early settlers being natives of Holstein, in Germany, caused the name to be selected. Holstein was incorporated as a city on April 25, 1883. The city celebrated its Quasquicentennial in June 2007 with a week-long series of events.

Geography

Holstein's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.486794, -95.542565.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.50 square miles (3.88 km2), of which, 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 539
1900 870 61.4%
1910 936 7.6%
1920 1,248 33.3%
1930 1,300 4.2%
1940 1,296 −0.3%
1950 1,336 3.1%
1960 1,413 5.8%
1970 1,445 2.3%
1980 1,477 2.2%
1990 1,449 −1.9%
2000 1,470 1.4%
2010 1,396 −5.0%
Est. 2015 1,391 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,396 people, 616 households, and 354 families residing in the city. The population density was 936.9 inhabitants per square mile (361.7/km2). There were 674 housing units at an average density of 452.3 per square mile (174.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 616 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.5% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,470 people, 627 households, and 406 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,016.0 people per square mile (391.4/km²). There were 674 housing units at an average density of 465.8 per square mile (179.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.18% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 627 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84.

23.2% were under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $43,636. Males had a median income of $30,259 versus $20,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,941. About 5.7% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

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