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Battle Creek, Iowa
Location of Battle Creek, Iowa
Location of Battle Creek, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ida
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,198 ft (365 m)
 • Total 700
 • Density 1,223.78/sq mi (472.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-04870
GNIS feature ID 0454386

Battle Creek is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 700 at the 2020 census.


Battle Creek had its start in the year 1877 by the building of the Chicago and North Western Railway through that territory. It was named after nearby Battle Creek. The town was incorporated in 1880.


Battle Creek holds a 4th of July celebration every year from July 3 through July 5. In 2015 Battle Creek will be celebrating its 150th July 4th celebration. The slogan for their 150th celebration is Small In Size, Big In Heart which shows how much pride this small town takes in this event. During the celebration there is a parade, fireworks, the Fireman's dance, and you can even enter in the frog jumping contest.


Battle Creek is located at 42°19′1″N 95°35′58″W / 42.31694°N 95.59944°W / 42.31694; -95.59944 (42.316842, -95.599583). It is situated on the Maple River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 205 —    
1890 387 +88.8%
1900 542 +40.1%
1910 527 −2.8%
1920 785 +49.0%
1930 804 +2.4%
1940 827 +2.9%
1950 873 +5.6%
1960 786 −10.0%
1970 837 +6.5%
1980 919 +9.8%
1990 818 −11.0%
2000 743 −9.2%
2010 713 −4.0%
2020 700 −1.8%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
Battle CreekIowaPopPlot
The population of Battle Creek, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 713 people, 325 households, and 178 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,426.0 inhabitants per square mile (550.6/km2). There were 368 housing units at an average density of 736.0 per square mile (284.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 325 households, of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 26.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.


Battle Creek is a part of the Odebolt–Arthur–Battle Creek–Ida Grove Community School District.

It was formerly a part of the Battle Creek–Ida Grove Community School District, which was established in 1994, until its merger with the Odebolt–Arthur Community School District on July 1, 2018. Schools serving the community include OABCIG Elementary Ida Grove in Ida Grove, OABCIG Middle School in Odebolt, and OABCIG High School in Ida Grove.

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