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Boxholm, Iowa
Location of Boxholm, Iowa
Location of Boxholm, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Boone
Township Grant
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,145 ft (349 m)
 • Total 181
 • Density 180.46/sq mi (69.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-07750
GNIS feature ID 0454780

Boxholm is a city in Grant Township, Boone County, Iowa, United States. The population was 181 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the larger Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area.


Boxholm was laid out as a town in 1900. It is named for Boxholm, in Sweden, the native home of its first postmaster, John B. Anderson.


Boxholm is located at 42°10′30″N 94°6′20″W / 42.17500°N 94.10556°W / 42.17500; -94.10556 (42.174905, -94.105523).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 296 —    
1930 280 −5.4%
1940 285 +1.8%
1950 304 +6.7%
1960 250 −17.8%
1970 242 −3.2%
1980 267 +10.3%
1990 214 −19.9%
2000 215 +0.5%
2010 195 −9.3%
2020 181 −7.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Boxholm, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 195 people, 97 households, and 54 families living in the city. The population density was 191.2 inhabitants per square mile (73.8/km2). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 106.9 per square mile (41.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White, 0.5% African American, and 0.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 97 households, of which 20.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.3% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the city was 48.8 years. 17.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 30.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.


Boxholm is a part of the Southeast Webster-Grand Community School District, established on July 1, 2005 by the merger of the Grand Community School District and the Southeast Webster Community School District.

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