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Blencoe, Iowa
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Location of Blencoe, Iowa
Location of Blencoe, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°55′55″N 96°4′54″W / 41.93194°N 96.08167°W / 41.93194; -96.08167Coordinates: 41°55′55″N 96°4′54″W / 41.93194°N 96.08167°W / 41.93194; -96.08167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Monona
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.96 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.96 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,040 ft (317 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 233
 • Density 306.58/sq mi (118.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51523
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-06940
GNIS feature ID 0454687

Blencoe is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. The population was 233 at the 2020 census.

An early settler from Blencoe, Canada, named the town.

Geography

Blencoe is located at 41°55′55″N 96°4′54″W / 41.93194°N 96.08167°W / 41.93194; -96.08167 (41.931871, -96.081742).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 279 —    
1910 283 +1.4%
1920 317 +12.0%
1930 333 +5.0%
1940 367 +10.2%
1950 328 −10.6%
1960 286 −12.8%
1970 255 −10.8%
1980 247 −3.1%
1990 250 +1.2%
2000 231 −7.6%
2010 224 −3.0%
2020 233 +4.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
BlencoeIowaPopPlot
The population of Blencoe, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 224 people, 99 households, and 70 families living in the city. The population density was 294.7 inhabitants per square mile (113.8/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 152.6 per square mile (58.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 99 households, of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% 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 2.63.

The median age in the city was 49.7 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

Education

West Monona Community School District operates public schools serving the community.

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