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Bancroft, Iowa
City
Location of Bancroft, Iowa
Location of Bancroft, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Kossuth
Area
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 733
 • Estimate (2012) 725
 • Density 1,330.9/sq mi (513.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50517
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-04420
GNIS feature ID 0454341

Bancroft is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 732 at the 2010 census.

History

Bancroft was platted in 1881. It was named for George Bancroft, an American historian.

Geography

Bancroft is located at 43°17′34″N 94°13′1″W / 43.29278°N 94.21694°W / 43.29278; -94.21694 (43.292791, -94.217063).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 657 —    
1900 839 +27.7%
1910 830 −1.1%
1920 902 +8.7%
1930 854 −5.3%
1940 959 +12.3%
1950 901 −6.0%
1960 1,000 +11.0%
1970 1,103 +10.3%
1980 1,082 −1.9%
1990 857 −20.8%
2000 808 −5.7%
2010 732 −9.4%
2014 716 −2.2%
2015 710 −0.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 732 people, 311 households, and 189 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,330.9 inhabitants per square mile (513.9/km2). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 654.5 per square mile (252.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 311 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 36.0% 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 2.26 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 44.9 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 25.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 808 people, 339 households, and 208 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,484.2 people per square mile (577.7/km²). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 683.3 per square mile (266.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.50% White, 0.37% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 339 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,055, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,312. About 9.1% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


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