The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18
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!
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Postville is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 8,853 at the 2010 census.
In 1854, James J. Hill and his family, who were among the early emigrants to the area, founded a trading post on the north bank of the Des Moines River. It was originally called Prairie Home. A post office called Prairie Home was established in 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1913.
In 1866, the founder of the town, James L. Post, obtained a land grant from the United States Government. He laid out the town site, and named it Postville in honor of his father, Senator Jesse D. Post of Missouri.
The Des Moines and Pacific Railroad reached the town in 1868, and Postville became an important stop on the way to the booming agricultural country to the west.
The town grew rapidly, and by 1880 it had a population of 1,500. Postville was incorporated as a city in 1912.
Today, Postville is a convenient center for shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Dickinson County area. There are several large businesses in the city, including Hy-Vee, the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, and Yes Minister.
Postville is located at (40.479490, -95.104840).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which, is land and is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,853 people, 2,772 households, and 2,080 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 3,012 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
There were 2,772 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18}
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.