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Anita, Iowa
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Location of Anita, Iowa
Location of Anita, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cass
Area
 • Total 1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)
 • Land 1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,276 ft (389 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 963
 • Density 541.01/sq mi (208.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50020
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-02260
GNIS feature ID 0454192

Anita is a city in Cass County, Iowa, United States, platted in 1869 and incorporated in 1875. The population was 963 at the 2020 census. Lake Anita State Park is located just outside the town.

Geography

Anita is located at 41°26′48″N 94°45′56″W / 41.446724°N 94.765440°W / 41.446724; -94.765440.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.70 square miles (4.40 km2), all of it land. Anita's motto is "A Whale of a Town."

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 479 —    
1890 695 +45.1%
1900 968 +39.3%
1910 1,118 +15.5%
1920 1,236 +10.6%
1930 1,106 −10.5%
1940 1,088 −1.6%
1950 1,112 +2.2%
1960 1,233 +10.9%
1970 1,101 −10.7%
1980 1,153 +4.7%
1990 1,068 −7.4%
2000 1,049 −1.8%
2010 972 −7.3%
2020 963 −0.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
AnitaIowaPopPlot
The population of Anita, Iowa from US census data

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 972 people, 427 households, and 266 families living in the city. The population density was 571.8 inhabitants per square mile (220.8/km2). There were 488 housing units at an average density of 287.1 per square mile (110.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.5% White, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 427 households, of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 47.4 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 23.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

Education

The community is in the CAM Community School District. It was a part of the Anita Community School District until it merged into CAM on July 1, 2011.

Notable person

  • Stuart Sherman, Early 20th-century literary critic and journalist
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