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Arthur, Iowa
Location of Arthur, Iowa
Location of Arthur, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ida
Area
 • Total 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Land 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,293 ft (394 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 222
 • Density 1,480.00/sq mi (569.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51431
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-03115
GNIS feature ID 0454245

Arthur is an urban settlement in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 222 at the 2020 census.

History

Arthur was platted in 1885. It was named for Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States.

Geography

Arthur is located at 42°20′7″N 95°20′48″W / 42.33528°N 95.34667°W / 42.33528; -95.34667 (42.335225, -95.346658).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 162 —    
1910 215 +32.7%
1920 290 +34.9%
1930 249 −14.1%
1940 254 +2.0%
1950 243 −4.3%
1960 265 +9.1%
1970 273 +3.0%
1980 288 +5.5%
1990 272 −5.6%
2000 245 −9.9%
2010 206 −15.9%
2020 222 +7.8%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
ArthurIowaPopPlot
The population of Arthur, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 206 people, 95 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,373.3 inhabitants per square mile (530.2/km2). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 753.3 per square mile (290.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.5% African American, and 1.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 95 households, of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Education

Arthur is a part of the Odebolt–Arthur–Battle Creek–Ida Grove Community School District. It was a part of the Odebolt–Arthur Community School District, until its merger with the Battle Creek–Ida Grove Community School District on July 1, 2018. Schools serving the community include OABCIG Elementary Odebolt in Odebolt, OABCIG Middle School in Odebolt, and OABCIG High School in Ida Grove.

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