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Ainsworth, Iowa
Ainsworth, IA
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Location of Ainsworth in Washington County and in Iowa
Location of Ainsworth in Washington County and in Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Washington
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
709 ft (216 m)
 • Total 511
 • Density 1,384.82/sq mi (534.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-00730
GNIS feature ID 0454107

Ainsworth is a city in Washington County, Iowa, United States. It is a part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 511 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Highland Community School District.


Ainsworth was laid out in 1858. It was named for its founder, D. H. Ainsworth. Danforth Hurlburt Ainsworth was a civil engineer and writer. He wrote the book, "Recollections of a Civil Engineer: Experiences in New York, Iowa, Nebraska, Dakota, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado" in 1893. This book is available for purchase on .


Ainsworth is located at 41°17′25″N 91°33′15″W / 41.29028°N 91.55417°W / 41.29028; -91.55417 (41.290175, -91.554283).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 318 —    
1900 404 +27.0%
1910 408 +1.0%
1920 391 −4.2%
1930 359 −8.2%
1940 415 +15.6%
1950 396 −4.6%
1960 371 −6.3%
1970 455 +22.6%
1980 547 +20.2%
1990 506 −7.5%
2000 524 +3.6%
2010 567 +8.2%
2020 511 −9.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Ainsworth, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 567 people, 209 households, and 153 families living in the city. The population density was 1,492.1 inhabitants per square mile (576.1/km2). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 573.7 per square mile (221.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 0.9% African American, 4.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.6% of the population.

There were 209 households, of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.8% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 33.4 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.


Highland Community School District operates public schools serving the community, including Highland Elementary School in Riverside and Highland Middle-High School in an unincorporated area.

The district previously operated Ainsworth Elementary School, which closed in 2017. In 2017 the school had 70 students. District leadership stated that it would have had to spend upkeep of $50,000 if it remained open. Students were rezoned to Highland Elementary.

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