- Protivin, Iowa
official_name = Protivin, Iowa
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Protivin, Iowa
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name2 = Chickasaw, Howard
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 1.2
area_land_km2 = 1.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.5
area_land_sq_mi = 0.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 317
population_density_km2 = 256.2
population_density_sq_mi = 663.5
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 351
elevation_ft = 1152
latd = 43 |latm = 12 |lats = 56 |latNS = N
longd = 92 |longm = 5 |longs = 34 |longEW = W
Protivin is a city in Chickasaw and Howard counties in the
U.S. stateof Iowa. [cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2006_19.csv | title = Subcounty population estimates: Iowa 2000-2006| format = CSV | publisher = United States Census Bureau, Population Division | date = 2007-06-28| accessdate = 2008-05-28] The population was 317 at the 2000 census. Early settlers named the city after the Bohemiantown of Protivín in what is now the south of the Czech Republic.
The first Czech settlers arrived around 1855 and established themselves because the landscape reminded them of their home region.
Protivin holds an annual weekend
festivalknown as Czech Days each August where the town's Czech heritage is celebrated. The event draws people from throughout Howard County. [ [http://howard-county.com/protivin/] Town's official website. Accessed November 17, 2006]
Roman CatholicHoly Trinity Church is the town's only church and only school. The school is a private schoolcalled Trinity Catholic School. [http://schools.privateschoolsreport.com/Iowa/Protivin/TrinityCatholicSchool.html Accessed August 17, 2008]
Protivin is located at coor dms|43|12|56|N|92|5|34|W|city (43.215428, -92.092814)GR|1.
The Protivin area has many wildlife areas and opportunities for
huntingand fishing. [ [http://howard-county.com/protivin/] Town's official website. Accessed November 17, 2006] 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.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 317 people, 154 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
* [http://howard-county.com/protivin City website]
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