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Alleman, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Alleman, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°49′8″N 93°36′40″W / 41.81889°N 93.61111°W / 41.81889; -93.61111Coordinates: 41°49′8″N 93°36′40″W / 41.81889°N 93.61111°W / 41.81889; -93.61111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Polk
Area
 - Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 - Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 439
 - Density 176.9/sq mi (68.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50007
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-01180
GNIS feature ID 0454132

Alleman is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 439 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Alleman was named for early settler John L. Alleman. It did not incorporate as a city until May 18, 1973, making it the most recent city to incorporate in Polk County. [1]

Geography

Alleman is located at 41°49′08″N 93°36′40″W / 41.818968°N 93.611051°W / 41.818968; -93.611051 (41.818968, -93.611051).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Alleman City Hall

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 439 people, 140 households, and 132 families residing in the city. The population density was 176.9 people per square mile (68.3/km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 57.2/sq mi (22.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.32% White, 0.23% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 140 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.7% were non-families. 4.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,458, and the median income for a family was $66,154. Males had a median income of $45,000 versus $31,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,970. About 1.5% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

North Polk Community High School

Constructions

The WOI-Tower and the Des Moines Hearst-Argyle Television Tower Alleman with a height of 609.6 meters (around 2000ft) each are among the world's tallest constructions. Because Alleman is located about midway between Des Moines and Ames, many radio and television stations transmit from these towers. Alleman is also the home of North Polk Jr./Sr. High School, and North Polk Central Elementary School.

References

  1. ^ Henning, Barbara Beving Long; Patrice K. Beam (2003). Des Moines and Polk County: Flag on the Prairie. Sun Valley, California: American Historical Press. ISBN 1-892724-34-0.  
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  







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