Geografio[redaktar | edit source]
Atlantic jacas a 41.40° N 95.01° W.
Demografio[redaktar | edit source]
Segun la kontado di 2000 esas 7,257 homi, 3,126 hemanari, e 1,969 familii qui rezidas en la urbo. La lojanto-denseso esas 343.8/km² (890.4/mi²). Esas 3,354 domi kun mezala denseso di 158.9/km² (411.5/mi²). La rasi en la urbo inkludas 98.65% Blanka, 0.25% Nigra o Afrika-usana, 0.12% Indijena amerikana, 0.22% Aziana, 0.06% Pacifika Insulana, 0.41% de altra rasi, e 0.29% de du o plu rasi. 0.79% de la populo esas Hispania o Latina de irga raso.
Esas 3,126 heminari di qua 28.5% havas pueri sub la evo di 18 en la domo, 51.0% esas mariajita e habitas kune, 8.8% havas homina domo-maestro sen spozulo, e 37.0% esas ne-familii. 33.7% de omna hemanari facesas ek individui e 18.0% havas ulo qua habitas sole qua evas 65 yari o plu evoza. La mezala grandeso di hemanari esas 2.22 e la mezala grandeso di familii esas 2.81.
La nombro di lojanti e lia evi esas: 23.0% sub la evo di 18, 7.4% de 18 til 24, 24.3% de 25 til 44, 22.3% de 45 til 64, e 23.0% qui evas 65 yari o plu evoza. La mezala evo esas 42 yari. Po singla 100 homini esas 89.3 homuli. Po singla 100 homini 18 yari o plus esas 83.5 homuli.
La mezala revenuo di hemanaro en la urbo esas $33,370, e la mezala revenuo por familio esas $41,168. Homuli havas mezala revenuo di $30,691 kontre $20,271 por homini. La revenuo per capita por la urbo esas $17,832. 12.1% de la populo e 6.3% de familii esas sub la povreso-lineo. De la tota populo, 17.5% di qui sub la evo di 18 e 10.6% de ti qui evas 65 o plus habitas sub la povreso-lineo.Shablono:Infobox Settlement
Geography[redaktar | edit source]
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (21.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.
Demographics[redaktar | edit source]
As of the censusShablono:GR of 2000, there were 7,257 people, 3,126 households, and 1,969 families residing in the city. The population density was 890.4 people per square mile (343.8/km²). There were 3,354 housing units at an average density of 411.5/sq mi (158.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.65% White, 0.25% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.
There were 3,126 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,370, and the median income for a family was $41,168. Males had a median income of $30,691 versus $20,271 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,832. About 6.3% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
Atlantic, Iowa is one of the smallest communities in Iowa to have a daily newspaper - The Atlantic News Telegraph.
Atlantic is also home to three radio stations.
96.5 KSOM which features country music, Paul Harvey, Farm Reports, Local News, Iowa State Sports and Nascar. KSWI 95.7 which features classic rock and Atlantic high school sports. KJAN 1220AM which features an adult contemporary format.
History[redaktar | edit source]
Atlantic was founded in October 1868 by Franklin H. Whitney, B.F. Allen, John P. Cook, Connie F. Beemer, and others. While historians cannot agree how Atlantic got its name, local legend tells that the founding fathers estimated that the town was about halfway between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, so it lead them to flip a coin and, clearly, Atlantic won. The nearby Rock Island Railroad was important in deciding the actual location of the town, and to this day, the old depot sits at the north end of Chestnut Street. Today, the old depot serves as the offices of the Chamber of Commerce.
Another story told about Atlantic is the way main street was located. Someone asked Whitney where it should be placed. He marked the center at current day 6th and Chestnut and then plowed two furrows a Shablono:Convert/ft apart all the way up to the railroad, just north of Second Street.