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Armstrong, Iowa
Location of Armstrong, Iowa
Location of Armstrong, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°23′45″N 94°28′51″W / 43.39583°N 94.48083°W / 43.39583; -94.48083Coordinates: 43°23′45″N 94°28′51″W / 43.39583°N 94.48083°W / 43.39583; -94.48083
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Emmet
Area
 • Total 0.88 sq mi (2.27 km2)
 • Land 0.88 sq mi (2.27 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,250 ft (381 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 875
 • Density 994.32/sq mi (385.46/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50514
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-02935
GNIS feature ID 0454236

Armstrong is a city in Emmet County, Iowa, United States. The population was 875 at the 2020 census. It was originally known as Armstrong Grove.

History

Armstong had its start in the year 1892 by the building of the railroad through that territory.

Geography

Armstrong is located at 43°23′45″N 94°28′51″W / 43.39583°N 94.48083°W / 43.39583; -94.48083 (43.395722, -94.480750).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 907 —    
1910 586 −35.4%
1920 818 +39.6%
1930 767 −6.2%
1940 937 +22.2%
1950 943 +0.6%
1960 958 +1.6%
1970 1,061 +10.8%
1980 1,153 +8.7%
1990 1,025 −11.1%
2000 979 −4.5%
2010 926 −5.4%
2020 875 −5.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
ArmstrongIowaPopPlot
The population of Armstrong, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 926 people, 403 households, and 257 families living in the city. The population density was 1,052.3 inhabitants per square mile (406.3/km2). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 498.9 per square mile (192.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 403 households, of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 49 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 25.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

North Union Community School District operates public schools. It was established on July 1, 2014, by the merger of Armstrong–Ringsted Community School District and Sentral Community School District. The former formed on July 1, 1979, with the merger of the Armstrong and Ringsted school districts.

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