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Arlington, Iowa
Motto(s): 
Where hills and prairie meet.
Location of Arlington, Iowa
Location of Arlington, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,129 ft (344 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 429
 • Estimate 
(2012)
427
 • Density 408.6/sq mi (157.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50606
Area code(s) 563 Exchange: 633
FIPS code 19-02845
GNIS feature ID 0454230

Arlington is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. The population was 429 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 490 population in the 2000 census.

History

Arlington was originally called Brush Creek, Iowa. It was first settled in 1854.

Geography

Arlington is located at 42°44′53″N 91°40′18″W / 42.74806°N 91.67167°W / 42.74806; -91.67167 (42.748095, -91.671545) just north of the headwaters of the Maquoketa River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 593
1900 863 45.5%
1910 678 −21.4%
1920 729 7.5%
1930 706 −3.2%
1940 675 −4.4%
1950 661 −2.1%
1960 614 −7.1%
1970 481 −21.7%
1980 498 3.5%
1990 465 −6.6%
2000 490 5.4%
2010 429 −12.4%
Est. 2015 410 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 429 people, 191 households, and 122 families residing in the city. The population density was 408.6 inhabitants per square mile (157.8/km2). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 201.9 per square mile (78.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races.

There were 191 households of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 45.5 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 490 people, 212 households, and 140 families residing in the city. The population density was 467.4 people per square mile (180.2/km²). There were 230 housing units at an average density of 219.4 per square mile (84.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.39% White, 0.41% Native American and 0.20% Asian.

There were 212 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,357, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $17,031 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,643. About 11.9% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Arlington is located on Iowa Highway 187.

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