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Arion, Iowa
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Location of Arion, Iowa
Location of Arion, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 97
 • Density 206.38/sq mi (78.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51520
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-02755
GNIS feature ID 0454228

Arion is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States, along the Boyer River. The population was 97 at the 2020 census.

History

The community was named for Arion, an ancient Greek poet.

Geography

Arion is located at 41°56′57″N 95°27′47″W / 41.94917°N 95.46306°W / 41.94917; -95.46306 (41.949194, -95.462955).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 192 —    
1910 168 −12.5%
1920 242 +44.0%
1930 269 +11.2%
1940 271 +0.7%
1950 220 −18.8%
1960 201 −8.6%
1970 199 −1.0%
1980 207 +4.0%
1990 148 −28.5%
2000 136 −8.1%
2010 108 −20.6%
2020 97 −10.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
ArionIowaPopPlot
The population of Arion, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 108 people, 43 households, and 26 families living in the city. The population density was 225.0 inhabitants per square mile (86.9/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 100.0 per square mile (38.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 6.5% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.3% of the population.

There were 43 households, of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 31.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.7% male and 46.3% female.

Education

Boyer Valley Community School District operates public schools serving the community. It was a part of the Dow City-Arion Community School District until July 1, 1994, when it merged into the Boyer Valley district.

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