Andrew, Iowa

Andrew, Iowa

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Andrew, Iowa
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subdivision_name2 = Jackson
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population_total = 460
population_density_km2 = 674.9
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timezone = Central (CST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 52030
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Andrew is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 460 at the 2000 census.


Andrew was named for the founder of the town, Andrew Thorkey. He was a local businessman who had acquired land through several deals done with farmers in 1854. He died in 1904 from suicide after having a long struggle with depression. His doctor logged the condition as "Malady of the mind, due to injury of the testis from childhood farming calamity".

Andrew was home to the first governor of Iowa, Ansel Briggs. On September 22, 1909 the citizens of Andrew erected a granite monument in the city cemetery in his honor. Although Briggs was originally buried in Omaha, Nebraska he was re-interred in 1909 in the Andrew Cemetery.

The Jackson County Jailhouse was built in 1870 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The three-story limestone structure includes sheriff's office, cell room, exercise yard, a jailer quarters, and prison kitchen. The jailhouse has since been restored and tours are given.

Andrew is the birthplace of the first American military casualty of World War II, Captain Robert M. Losey [ [ 37-46 FSJ Apr 2002 ] ] , who was killed during a German Luftwaffe bombing of Dombås, Norway. [*"Iowa Man Killed in Norway," Waterloo Daily Courier, 1940-04-22, at 1, available at]

Andrew has three churches: St John's Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church and Salem Lutheran Church. Salem Lutheran Church was organized in 1863 and was one of Iowa's first orphanages.


Andrew is located at coor dms|42|9|15|N|90|35|30|W|city (42.154059, -90.591765)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 460 people, 165 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,747.9 people per square mile (683.1/km²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 642.2/sq mi (251.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White, 0.22% Native American, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.83% of the population.

There were 165 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 13.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $22,222 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,860. About 6.1% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.


Andrew School is a public kindergarten through 12th grade school located in town. Andrew Community School has been in operation since 1913. The school is part of Iowa's Big East Conference. Andrew is a Class 1A school and is considered small even for 1A. Andrew students scored very well in the 2007 Iowa Tests of Educational Development.The Andrew Hawks girls' basketball team went to state in 2007. The boys' team came one win away from state, but were district champions.


External links

* [ City website]
* [ Andrew Community School website]

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