Evansdale, Iowa


Evansdale, Iowa

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Evansdale, Iowa
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Evansdale, Iowa


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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_type1 = State
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subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Black Hawk
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Chad Deutsch
leader_title1 = Council Ward 1
leader_name1 = Kenny Loftus
leader_title2 = Council Ward 2
leader_name2 = Carl Wyant
leader_title3 = Council Ward 3
leader_name3 = Rick Hibben
leader_title4 = Council Ward 4
leader_name4 = Dick Dewater
leader_title5 = Council At-Large
leader_name5 = Shelly Smith
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area_total_km2 = 11.0
area_land_km2 = 10.9
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area_total_sq_mi = 4.2
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 4526
population_density_km2 = 415.1
population_density_sq_mi = 1075.0

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
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elevation_m = 256
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longd = 92 |longm = 16 |longs = 56 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 50707
area_code = 319
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 19-25995
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Evansdale is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 4,526 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Waterloo–Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Evansdale is located at coor dms|42|28|4|N|92|16|56|W|city (42.467837, -92.282105)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.47%) is water.

Evansdale is a suburb of Waterloo.

History

Evansdale began its existence in 1947, when the residents of the Home Acres and River Forest Area adjoining the east city limits of Waterloo and confronted with a common drainage problem, formed the Home Acres Improvement Association. In August of that year the Association petitioned for articles of incorporation as a town and presented their documents to District Judge William T. Evans through Parkersburg attorney Dale Van Eman, hence Evansdale. The poll resulted in a 205-106 favorable count to incorporate. The history of growth in the area can be timed back to the turn of the century. Situated in East Waterloo Township, Evansdale evolved from several different sections that were developed. Around the turn of the century, William T. Evans owned a farm just south of Watermelon Avenue in what is approximately the present route of Highway 20. Lafayette Road, an extension of Lafayette Street from Waterloo, cut through the Evans' farm. Just east of Evans' farm was a farm owned by Julia B. Richards. The County School #1 sat on the corner of Richards' property in what eventually became known as Evans Crossing. This was the first of the sections which later became Evansdale.

Other large farmers in the area at the time were: Mary C. Crumrine, Jacob Griffith, Samuel R. White, C.C. Wolf, Hugh Newell, Lore Alford, James Gardner, George Shirley, J.H. Johnston, August Westendorf, Frederick Timmermann and Carl Bunger. Another section of land was made up in part by the land owned by C.C. Wolf. The land was located between what is now Grand Blvd. and the present site of Evans Road. In the early 1900's Wolf built the Elk Run Hotel to be used as a summer resort. The hotel had a large ballroom and dining room and was well known by the residents of northeast Iowa. Commuter trains of the Illinois Central railroad brought weekend visitors to the resort, which faced the Cedar River.At that time, Wolf, who was originally from Parkersburg, began to plat lots in the area. However, his hotel business failed, and in 1928 William Fox formed the Home Acres Land Association and developed the land formerly owned by Wolf and some additional land in Evansdale. Mr. Fox operated an insurance agency in Evansdale for many years. The Home Acres Land Association was originally headquartered in the Elk Run Hotel. A third section, which was developed prior to the land development by Fox was Casebeer Heights. Lore Alford, a prominent Waterloo lawyer owned the land at the turn of the century. He sold the property to Jack Casebeer, a Waterloo restaurant owner. Casebeer developed the land as a summer resort.Other sections of Evansdale were developed just prior to 1941 but it was the building boom following the War that created the problems that precipitated the incorporation of the city. Shortly thereafter on November 1, 1947, one-hundred and ten voters turned out to elect the only ticket on the ballot at that time with William Wiltfang as mayor. The first council meeting was conducted November 24, 1947, in an abandoned chicken house owned by Councilman Boelman.Since that time, Evansdale's growth has been steady but complicated. With the growth of the city the installation of sewers and water lines were necessary to keep pace with the needs of the community. Progress was complicated by the introduction of the Urban Renewal program in 1969. However, the program provided for a fresh start for the city with new housing and renovation to give Evansdale a new look. [ [http://evansdale.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={E0BB08C2-ADCF-40A7-9A2B-3F90879D365F} Evansdale, Iowa - From a chicken coop city hall to modern suburb ] ]

Government

Evansdale is administered by a five-member city council and a mayor. One council member is elected from each of Evansdale's four wards, and one is elected at-large. The current mayor is Chad Deutsch. His predecessor was John Mardis, who decided not to run in for re-election, after 16 years as mayor. Mayor Deutsch was elected in 2007 after unsuccessful attempts in 2001 and 2005 to unseat Mardis, and is currently serving his first term as Mayor. His current term expires on December 31, 2009. [ [http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2007/12/27/news/top_story/ea77dd8cdd688773862573be00515be4.txt WCFcourier.com - Waterloo and Cedar Falls Iowa News Homepage | News » Top Story: Evansdale mayor-elect eases into City Hall ] ] [ [http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2007/11/07/news/metro/13548dea957c6b3c8625738c0053bedf.txt WCFcourier.com - Waterloo and Cedar Falls Iowa News Homepage | News » Metro: Evansdale businessman elected mayor in third try ] ]

John Mardis served eight consecutive terms as mayor, which is a very rare and remarkable accomplishment. When Mardis took office in 1991, the city had a $2 million budget and a tax rate of $15 per $1000 of taxable property valuation. In 2007 the city had a budget of $3.8 million and a tax rate of $6.75 per $1000 of taxable property valuation. In addition, Mardis brought several businesses to Evansdale, including Fareway grocery store. During his tenure, a new community response center was built to house the police and fire rescue, who were outgrowing their respective areas. A skate park was also established and he started and continues to organize efforts to turn the former Jewett Elementary into a community center with possible senior housing and office space. [ [http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2007/12/07/opinions/editorial/18f156244ce446f2862573aa0047ed11.txt WCFcourier.com - Waterloo and Cedar Falls Iowa News Homepage | Opinions » Editorial: Mardis gave Evansdale 22 years of quality service ] ] [ [http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2007/12/06/news/top_story/bd67734549ebe19f862573a9004ea391.txt WCFcourier.com - Waterloo and Cedar Falls Iowa News Homepage | News » Top Story: Evansdale mayor set to retire ] ] [ [http://evansdale.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_EV&SEC={873BF8FC-0AFE-4D1A-963B-6308570D51F0}&DE={9BB6A334-E245-49B8-A47E-97408370E887} Evansdale, Iowa - Community Expansion Project ] ]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,526 people, 1,822 households, and 1,260 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,075.0 people per square mile (415.1/km²). There were 1,871 housing units at an average density of 444.4/sq mi (171.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.44% White, 0.77% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 1,822 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,160, and the median income for a family was $37,418. Males had a median income of $29,847 versus $20,434 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,363. About 10.2% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

* [http://evansdale.govoffice.com/ Official City Website]


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