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Bancroft, Iowa
Location of Bancroft, Iowa
Location of Bancroft, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Kossuth
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,181 ft (360 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 699
 • Density 1,248.21/sq mi (485.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 699 at the time of the 2020 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%
2020 699 −4.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
BancroftIowaPopPlot
The population of Bancroft, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 732 people, 311 households, and 189 families living 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.

Education

It is a part of the North Kossuth Community School District.

Notable people

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