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Blakesburg, Iowa
"The Burg"
Location of Blakesburg, Iowa
Location of Blakesburg, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Wapello
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
912 ft (278 m)
 • Total 274
 • Density 1,011.07/sq mi (390.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-06850
GNIS feature ID 0454679

Blakesburg is a city in Wapello County, Iowa, United States. The population was 274 at the 2020 census.


Blakesburg was laid out in 1852. It was named for one of its founders, Theophilus Blake.


Blakesburg's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 40.962817, -92.636044.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land. The ZIP code for Blakesburg is 52536.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1860 265 —    
1870 236 −10.9%
1880 198 −16.1%
1910 344 +73.7%
1920 380 +10.5%
1930 397 +4.5%
1940 442 +11.3%
1950 401 −9.3%
1960 401 +0.0%
1970 403 +0.5%
1980 404 +0.2%
1990 333 −17.6%
2000 374 +12.3%
2010 296 −20.9%
2020 274 −7.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Blakesburg, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 296 people, 145 households, and 84 families living in the city. The population density was 1,096.3 inhabitants per square mile (423.3/km2). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 625.9 per square mile (241.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.7% White and 0.3% from two or more races.

There were 145 households, of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.60.

The median age in the city was 48.2 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.5% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

Arts and culture

Airpower Museum
Culver NRD.PQ-14B N5526A Blakesburg IA 12.06.06R edited-2
Culver PQ-14 at Airpower Museum near Blakesburg

Located 3 miles northeast of Blakesburg, the Airpower Museum features approximately 25 mostly pre-World War II aircraft on display as well as the Library of Flight, and early flight simulators, propellers, engines, and original art. A fly-in of vintage aircraft is held each year.


The Eddyville–Blakesburg–Fremont Community School District serves the community. It has one school building—Blakesburg Elementary Attendance Center—located in the community. Students grades 7–12 attend the Eddyville–Blakesburg Junior/Senior High School in neighboring Eddyville.

The district was formed by the 2012 merger of the Eddyville–Blakesburg Community School District and the Fremont Community School District. The former was formed in 1994 by the merger of the Eddyville Community School District and the Blakesburg Community School District.

See also

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