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Protivin, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Protivin, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°12′56″N 92°5′34″W / 43.21556°N 92.09278°W / 43.21556; -92.09278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Chickasaw, Howard
Area
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 317
 - Density 663.5/sq mi (256.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52163
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-65010
GNIS feature ID 0460466

Protivin is a city in Chickasaw and Howard counties in the U.S. state of Iowa.[1] The population was 317 at the 2000 census. Early settlers named the city after the Bohemian town of Protivín in what is now the south of the Czech Republic.

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History

The first Czech settlers arrived around 1855 and established themselves because the landscape reminded them of their home region. The community was and is predominately Catholic and they built their own church in 1878 which was the town's first structure.[2]

Town life

Protivin holds an annual weekend festival known as Czech Days each August where the town's Czech heritage is celebrated. The event draws people from throughout Howard and Chickasaw Counties.[3]

The Roman Catholic Holy Trinity Church is the town's only church and only school. The school is a private school called Trinity Catholic School.[4]

Geography

Protivin is located at 43°12′56″N 92°5′34″W / 43.21556°N 92.09278°W / 43.21556; -92.09278 (43.215428, -92.092814)[5].

The Protivin area has many wildlife areas and opportunities for hunting and fishing.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Taylor's Pond is located a few miles northwest of Protivin and has a four acre pond used for fishing as well as picnic facilities.[6]

Protivin is located on a state highway between U.S. Routes 52 and 63.

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 317 people, 154 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 663.5 people per square mile (255.0/km²). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 376.8/sq mi (144.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 99.68% White and 0.32% Asian.

There were 154 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.7% were non-families. 43.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 29.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,779, and the median income for a family was $35,156. Males had a median income of $30,179 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,818. About 10.1% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under the age of 18 and 20.7% of those ages 65 and older.

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Simple English

Protivin, Iowa
—  City  —
Coordinates: 43°12′56″N 92°5′34″W / 43.21556°N 92.09278°W / 43.21556; -92.09278
Country United States
State Iowa
Counties Chickasaw, Howard
Area
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 317
 Density 663.5/sq mi (256.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52163
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-65010
GNIS feature ID 0460466

Protivin is a city of Iowa in the United States.


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