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Anamosa

  •   State: 
    Iowa
      County: 
    Jones County
      City: 
    Anamosa
      County all: 
    Jones | Linn
      County FIPS: 
    19105 | 19113
      Coordinates: 
    42°6′32″N 91°16′53″W
      Area total: 
    2.53 sq mi (6.56 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.52 sq mi (6.54 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
      Elevation: 
    830 ft (253 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    42,1071
      Longitude: 
    -91,2837
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Cedar Rapids, IA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    52205
      GMAP: 

    Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, United States

  •   Population: 
    5,450
      Population density: 
    2,159.27 residents per square mile of area (833.72/km²)
      Household income: 
    $39,363
      Households: 
    1,866
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.70%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.98%

Anamosa is a city in Jones County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,450 at the 2020 census. The Wapsipinicon River flows through the city. Anamosa was named the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa by the Iowa State Legislature in 1993 and hosts Pumpkinfest, a pumpkin festival and weigh-off, each October. The longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 42.108954, -91.281476. The city has a total area of 2.61 square miles (6.76 km²) According to legend, a Native American maiden and her lover threw themselves off a bluff overlooking the Wapsi, the other Pinicon. The origin of this legend is unconfirmed. The town was founded as Buffalo Forks in 1838 and incorporated as Lexington in 1856. The name was changed in 1877 to avoid mail delivery confusion. Some believe it was named for a local Native American girl named Anam Rosa, meaning "white fawn", while others say it means "You walk with me" The city is part of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the census of 2010, there were 5,533 people, 1,941 households, and 1,163 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 6.4% African American, 0.4 per cent Native American,0.7 per cent Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

History

Anamosa was founded as Buffalo Forks in 1838 and incorporated as Lexington in 1856. Lexington was a popular name for towns at that time, so when Lexington chose to become incorporated as a city in 1877, the name was changed to Anamosa to avoid mail delivery confusion. Some believe it was named for a local Native American girl named Anam Rosa, meaning "white fawn", while others say it means "You walk with me" The Wapsipinicon River flows through the town. The town was named the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa by the Iowa State Legislature in 1993 and hosts Pumpkinfest, a pumpkin festival and weigh-off, each October. It is located on the Iowa-Missouri border and is located in the Peculier National Forest. It was named after a Native American Princess who endeared herself to the townspeople and following the family's departure from town, local citizens decided to name their town after her. According to legend, a Native. American maiden and her lover threw themselves off a bluff overlooking the Wapsi, the other Pinicon. Origins of this legend are unconfirmed. The Anamosas Boot Hill Cemetery is still open today and is northwest of the town and is called Anamossa Boot Hill cemetery. It has a population of about 2,000 people and is the largest cemetery in the state, with more than 1,000 head of cattle in the area. It also hosts the annual Pumpkinfest festival, which takes place in October.

Geography

Anamosa's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 42.108954, -91.281476. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.61 square miles (6.76 km²) The Wapsipinicon River flows through the city. Anamosa is served by U.S. Route 151 and Iowa Highway 64. The city is located on the Iowa River, which is a tributary of the Mississippi River. It has a population of 1,788. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in Anam Rosa, Iowa, near the city's central business district. It is the site of the Iowa State Fair, which runs through the center of the city in the summer. The Iowa State Museum is also located in the city, and has a collection of historic buildings and artifacts that date back to the 17th century. It was also the home of the American Civil Liberties Union, which was founded in the early 1800s. The American Civil Rights Movement began in the late 19th century in the town of Anamosa, Iowa. It became known as "Anamossa" in the mid-19th century, when it became known for its strong anti-war and anti-communist sentiment. In the early 20th century the city was known as the "City of the Rising Sun" due to its association with the American Indian Movement. The current name was coined in the 1930s by a local newspaper.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,533 people, 1,941 households, and 1,163 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 6.4% African American, 0. 4% Native American, and 0.7% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population. The city is part of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was2.87. The median income for a household in theCity was $33,284, and the median income. for a family was $39,702. The per capita income for the city is $18,585. About 7.1%. of families and 8.1. of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over were living below the poverty line, including 12.7%. of those over the age of 65. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Anamosa has a population of 5,400. The population density is 2,128.1 inhabitants per square mile (821.7/km²) The city has a median age of 39.6 years, with 19.6% of residents aged 18 to 24. It has a poverty rate of 8.9%. The city's population is 56.8%. It has an average income of $33.284 per capita.

Landmarks and industry

Anamosa is home to the Anamosa State Penitentiary, formerly known as the Iowa Men's Reformatory. The prison is the largest in Iowa, housing over 1,200 male inmates. It was home to infamous criminal John Wayne Gacy as well as Robert Hansen, the inspiration for the movie Frozen Ground. The city is also home to J&P Cycles, a supplier of aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories, and the National Motorcycle Museum, which has over 300 vintage motorcycles. Wapsipinicon State Park is on the southwest edge of the city. The Hale Bridge is inside the park. The Iowa Army National Guard flew the three spans of the Hale Bridge from the Olin/Hale staging areas to the new home across the Waps Pipinicon River by helicopter. The unincorporated town of Stone City is a few miles northwest of Anam Rosa and was the location for some of Grant Wood's paintings. It is the birthplace and burial place of the regionalist artist Grant Wood; he is buried in Riverside Cemetery, next to a large monument of a recumbent lion. Visitors can view a collection of satirical interpretations of his most famous work American Gothic at the Grant Wood Art Gallery on Main Street. The quarry that supplied the limestone still exists today as Weber Stone Company. The National Motorcyclist Museum has a replica of the "Captain America bike" from the movie Easy Rider. It also contains artifacts and exhibits on prison life from throughout its history.

Education

Anamosa Community School District operates schools serving this community. St. Patrick School, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque, is in Anamosa. The school opened in 1944. The community is home to the Anamosas High School, which opened in 1961. The Anam Rosa High School was founded in 1961 and is located in the community. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, near the town of Anamossa. The city's population is about 1,000. It has a history of being part of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, which began in World War II. It also has a chapter of the American Legion, which was established in the early 1950s. It closed in the 1970s. The district also operates a number of other schools in the town, including St. Peter's and St. Paul's, which were founded in the late 1800s and early 1900s, respectively. It was the first community school in the state of Iowa to be built. It opened its doors in the mid-20th century. The current school district was formed in the 1950s and is based in the city of An amoosas. It serves the community of 2,500 people. The schools are located in an unincorporated area of the town and the town's central business district, which is also in the county. There are no public schools, but there are several private schools.

Redistricting

Controversy arose in Anamosa in the 2000s over the redistricting of election wards in the city. In 2007, city residents voted to end the system of wards; since 2008, all city council elections have been at-large. In the past, the voting population of the second ward was significantly smaller than that of any of the other three wards. Consequently, the power of each vote in the second Ward was much greater than thePower of a vote in Any of the City's other wards. In 2008, the city changed its voting population from two to one, and the power in each vote was reduced to one vote per person. The city now has four wards, with equal numbers of residents in each ward. The second ward is the most populous, with a population of more than 1,000 people. The third ward has the lowest number of residents, with less than 100 people in it. The fourth ward has fewer than 100 residents, and it is the least populous of the four wards. The fifth ward has no residents, but the sixth ward has more residents than the seventh. The sixth ward, the eighth ward, has the largest number of people, with more than 200 residents. The ninth ward has most residents, which is the ninth ward, which has the highest power. The eighth and final ward have the lowest power, with the eighth and ninth wards having the least power, respectively. The seventh and final wards have the smallest population, with just over 100 residents.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa = 94.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 70. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Anamosa = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 5,450 individuals with a median age of 35.8 age the population grows by 5.33% in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,159.27 residents per square mile of area (833.72/km²). There are average 2.28 people per household in the 1,866 households with an average household income of $39,363 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.70% of the available work force and has dropped -1.30% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.70%. The number of physicians in Anamosa per 100,000 population = 48.7.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Anamosa = 35.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 28.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 98. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 188. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 8.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 40, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa which are owned by the occupant = 64.37%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 42 years with median home cost = $113,850 and home appreciation of 0.69%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.17 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,651 per student. There are 12.9 students for each teacher in the school, 199 students for each Librarian and 332 students for each Counselor. 7.74% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 6.82% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.14% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Anamosa's population in Jones County, Iowa of 2,891 residents in 1900 has increased 1,89-fold to 5,450 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 39.89% female residents and 60.11% male residents live in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa.

    As of 2020 in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa are married and the remaining 56.12% are single population.

  • 24 minutes is the average time that residents in Anamosa require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.65% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.62% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.08% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, 64.37% are owner-occupied homes, another 28.01% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.62% are vacant.

  • The 66.46% of the population in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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