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Bode, Iowa
Location of Bode, Iowa
Location of Bode, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Humboldt
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,158 ft (353 m)
 • Total 302
 • Density 747.52/sq mi (288.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-07210
GNIS feature ID 0454731

Bode is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 302 at the 2020 census.


Bode had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway through that territory.


Bode is located at 42°52′02″N 94°17′16″W / 42.867146°N 94.287910°W / 42.867146; -94.287910 (42.867146, -94.287910).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 409 —    
1910 419 +2.4%
1920 513 +22.4%
1930 507 −1.2%
1940 533 +5.1%
1950 492 −7.7%
1960 430 −12.6%
1970 372 −13.5%
1980 406 +9.1%
1990 335 −17.5%
2000 327 −2.4%
2010 302 −7.6%
2020 302 +0.0%
Source: and
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Bode, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 302 people, 130 households, and 83 families living in the city. The population density was 736.6 inhabitants per square mile (284.4/km2). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 402.4 per square mile (155.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.4% White, 1.3% Native American, 7.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.6% of the population.

There were 130 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 41.3 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.


It is within the Twin Rivers Community School District. In July 2011 the district began a whole grade sharing agreement with the Humboldt Community School District.

The district previously had a grade sharing agreement with the Gilmore City–Bradgate Community School District. Under that agreement Bode was the home of Twin River Valley High School, nicknamed the 'Thunder', the High School for the Twin Rivers School District and the Gilmore City–Bradgate district. The athletic teams (football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, track, golf, baseball and softball) are usually in the lower classes for sports due to the school's small enrollment. TRV is currently in talks with the Humboldt or West Bend-Mallard High Schools for sharing of education and/or sports.

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