official_name = Tabor, Iowa
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Tabor, Iowa
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name2 = Fremont, Mills
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 3.3
area_land_km2 = 3.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.3
area_land_sq_mi = 1.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 993
population_density_km2 = 300.1
population_density_sq_mi = 777.4
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 382
elevation_ft = 1253
latd = 40 |latm = 53 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
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Tabor is a city in Fremont County,
Iowa, United States. The population was 993 at the 2000 census.
Tabor is located at coor dms|40|53|48|N|95|40|21|W|city (40.896605, -95.672368)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
abolitionistJohn Brown kept a store of weapons here, and met here with other conspirators to plan his violent deeds in Kansas and Virginia, including the Raid on Harpers Ferry. This was the home of the abolitionist John Todd, a 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad. Tabor Collegewas once located here although the only building remaining from the college is now now subdivided into apartments.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 993 people, 387 households, and 267 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 777.4 people per square mile (299.5/km²). There were 416 housing units at an average density of 325.7/sq mi (125.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.60% White, 0.10% Asian, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 387 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% have someone living alone who is 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,750, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $31,042 versus $23,068 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $16,979. About 3.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.
The town of Gilead, in
Marilynne Robinson's novel of that title, is a fictionalised version of Tabor.
* [http://www.taboriowa.us City website]
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