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Location of Blockton, Iowa
|• Total||0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)|
|• Land||0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,122 ft (342 m)|
|• Density||195.92/sq mi (75.64/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0454691|
Blockton was founded by the Mormons in 1861, and it was originally known as Mormontown. After the Mormons left the area, the Chicago Great Western Railway was built through the town and it was renamed Blockton in honor of W. T. Block, a railroad official.
Blockton's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 40.615851, -94.476654.
The city is located along the Platte River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
At the 2010 census there were 192 people, 86 households, and 53 families living in the city. The population density was 295.4 inhabitants per square mile (114.1/km2). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 169.2 per square mile (65.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.5% White and 0.5% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1%.
Of the 86 households 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.6% of households were one person and 18.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age was 43.7 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.
Blockton is within the Bedford Community School District.
- Bourke B. Hickenlooper (1896–1971), lieutenant governor, then 29th Governor of Iowa and four-term U.S. Senator.
- Eldon Stroburg (born 1927), former state representative and farmer
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