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Barnes City, Iowa
Location of Barnes City, Iowa
Location of Barnes City, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°30′30″N 92°28′8″W / 41.50833°N 92.46889°W / 41.50833; -92.46889Coordinates: 41°30′30″N 92°28′8″W / 41.50833°N 92.46889°W / 41.50833; -92.46889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Mahaska, Poweshiek
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 156
 • Density 264.41/sq mi (101.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50027
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-04555
GNIS feature ID 0454362

Barnes City is a city in Mahaska and Poweshiek counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 156 at the 2020 census.

Geography

Barnes City is located at 41°30′30″N 92°28′8″W / 41.50833°N 92.46889°W / 41.50833; -92.46889 (41.508248, -92.468980).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 274 —    
1910 307 +12.0%
1920 473 +54.1%
1930 375 −20.7%
1940 414 +10.4%
1950 326 −21.3%
1960 273 −16.3%
1970 238 −12.8%
1980 266 +11.8%
1990 221 −16.9%
2000 201 −9.0%
2010 176 −12.4%
2020 156 −11.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
Barnes CityIowaPopPlot
The population of Barnes City, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 176 people, 88 households, and 47 families living in the city. The population density was 298.3 inhabitants per square mile (115.2/km2). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 167.8 per square mile (64.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White and 0.6% Native American.

There were 88 households, of which 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.6% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 49.2 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

Education

The North Mahaska Community School District operates local public schools.

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