Pisgah, Iowa
Pisgah
Pisgah
Location within Iowa
Pisgah
Pisgah
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 41°49′58″N 95°55′35″W / 41.83278°N 95.92639°W / 41.83278; -95.92639Coordinates: 41°49′58″N 95°55′35″W / 41.83278°N 95.92639°W / 41.83278; -95.92639
CountryUnited States
StateIowa
CountyHarrison
TownshipJackson
Area
 • Total1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,060 ft (323 m)
Population
 • Total249
 • Density247.1/sq mi (95.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51564
Area code(s)712
FIPS code19-63075
GNIS feature ID0460192

Pisgah is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States, along the Soldier River. The community is located in the midst of the Loess Hills. The population was 249 at the time of the 2020 census.[2]

History

Pisgah was laid out in 1899.[3] The town's name is a biblical one chosen by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), who established a temporary settlement in central Iowa near a hill they christened Mount Pisgah. A post office called Pisgah has been in operation since 1902.[4]

Geography

Pisgah is located at 41°49′58″N 95°55′35″W / 41.83278°N 95.92639°W / 41.83278; -95.92639 (41.832684, -95.926464).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.[6]

Pisgah is also home of "The Old Home Cafe" made famous by CW McCall in the Old Home Bread commercials and in songs like "Old Home Filler-up Keep on Truckin Cafe".

Demographics

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910212—    
1920421+98.6%
1930400−5.0%
1940397−0.7%
1950327−17.6%
1960343+4.9%
1970286−16.6%
1980307+7.3%
1990268−12.7%
2000316+17.9%
2010251−20.6%
2020249−0.8%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7][2]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 251 people, 121 households, and 66 families living in the city. The population density was 248.5 inhabitants per square mile (95.9/km2). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 141.6 per square mile (54.7/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.8% Native American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2%.[8]

Of the 121 households 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 43.8% of households were one person and 24% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age was 48.2 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 316 people, 143 households, and 84 families living in the city. The population density was 314.4 people per square mile (120.8/km2). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 146.2 per square mile (56.2/km2). The racial makup of the city was 99.05% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63%.[9]

Of the 143 households 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.4% of households were one person and 25.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.89.

26.6% of the people are under the age of 18, 1.9% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.1% 65 or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median household income was $26,125 and the median family income was $37,292. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,837. About 10.8% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

It is within the West Harrison Community School District.[10]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 114.
  4. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "West Harrison Archived 2018-04-27 at the Wayback Machine." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on July 16, 2018.