The City of Fruitland provides almost all municipal services. The City Council is composed of the Mayor and six Councilpersons. The Mayor is the...
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Fruitland, capital of Marshall County, is located in north-central Iowa, close to Nebraska and the Minnesota border. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 10,235.
Fruitland has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with cold and very cold winters, and warm and humid summers. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all land.
At the 2000 census, there were 9,450 people, 3,658 households and 2,376 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,784.0 per square mile (706.5/km²). There were 4,008 housing units at an average density of 693.0 per square mile (268.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.28% White, 0.21% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.
There were 3,658 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.94.
27.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,668, and the median income for a family was $53,044. Males had a median income of $41,616 versus $29,572 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,403. About 2.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Fruitland provides almost all municipal services. The City Council is composed of the Mayor and six Councilpersons. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council. The Mayor has veto power on most ordinances}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.