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Country  United States
County  Hardin
FIPS code  19-56415
Elevation  344 m
Zip code  50206
Local time  Saturday 12:14 PM
State  Iowa
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID  0459484
Area  2.62 km²
Population  228 (2013)
Area code  641
New Providence, Iowa

Weather  3°C, Wind NE at 26 km/h, 96% Humidity

New Providence is a small city in Hardin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 228 at the 2010 census.

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Map of New Providence, IA 50206, USA

History

New Providence was laid out in 1855.

New Providence was struck by a tornado in 1860 and much of its business district burned in a fire in 1910.

Geography

New Providence is located at 42°16′55″N 93°10′15″W (42.281891, -93.170875).

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.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 228 people, 91 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 225.7 inhabitants per square mile (87.1/km2). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 105.0 per square mile (40.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 91 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 227 people, 97 households, and 65 families residing in the small city. The population density was 226.3 people per square mile (87.6/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 106.7 per square mile (41.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.36% White, 2.64% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.7×% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $47,708. Males had a median income of $27,000 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,514. About 7.7% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Water tower disaster

In July 2000, a water tower under construction in New Providence collapsed due to a falling tower crane. One worker was killed and two others injured. The accident is featured on the Discovery Channel series Destroyed in Seconds.

References

New Providence, Iowa Wikipedia