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Alvord, Iowa
Location of Alvord, Iowa
Location of Alvord, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°20′32″N 96°18′13″W / 43.34222°N 96.30361°W / 43.34222; -96.30361Coordinates: 43°20′32″N 96°18′13″W / 43.34222°N 96.30361°W / 43.34222; -96.30361
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Lyon
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.71 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,322 ft (403 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 206
 • Density 735.71/sq mi (290.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51230
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-01675
GNIS feature ID 0454161
Website City of Alvord

Alvord is a city in Lyon County, Iowa, United States. The population was 206 at the 2020 census.

Geography

Alvord is located at 43°20′32″N 96°18′13″W / 43.34222°N 96.30361°W / 43.34222; -96.30361 (43.342324, -96.303715).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 249 —    
1910 283 +13.7%
1920 359 +26.9%
1930 313 −12.8%
1940 306 −2.2%
1950 263 −14.1%
1960 238 −9.5%
1970 204 −14.3%
1980 246 +20.6%
1990 204 −17.1%
2000 187 −8.3%
2010 196 +4.8%
2020 206 +5.1%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
AlvordIowaPopPlot
The population of Alvord, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 196 people, 79 households, and 54 families living in the city. The population density was 700.0 inhabitants per square mile (270.3/km2). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 303.6 per square mile (117.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.8% White, 8.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.2% of the population.

There were 79 households, of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

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