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Brayton, Iowa
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Location of Brayton, Iowa
Location of Brayton, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°32′43″N 94°55′33″W / 41.54528°N 94.92583°W / 41.54528; -94.92583Coordinates: 41°32′43″N 94°55′33″W / 41.54528°N 94.92583°W / 41.54528; -94.92583
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Audubon
Area
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.60 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,207 ft (368 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 143
 • Density 230.65/sq mi (89.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50042
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-08200
GNIS feature ID 0454809

Brayton is a city in Audubon County, Iowa, United States, along the East Nishnabotna River. The population was 143 at the 2020 census.

History

Brayton was laid out in 1878. Brayton was the name of a railroad employee. The first school was opened in Brayton in 1896.

Geography

Brayton is located at 41°32′43″N 94°55′33″W / 41.54528°N 94.92583°W / 41.54528; -94.92583 (41.545283, -94.925865).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 38 —    
1890 124 +226.3%
1900 141 +13.7%
1910 137 −2.8%
1920 244 +78.1%
1930 236 −3.3%
1940 217 −8.1%
1950 239 +10.1%
1960 225 −5.9%
1970 151 −32.9%
1980 170 +12.6%
1990 148 −12.9%
2000 145 −2.0%
2010 128 −11.7%
2020 143 +11.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
BraytonIowaPopPlot
The population of Brayton, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 128 people, 62 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 206.5 inhabitants per square mile (79.7/km2). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 112.9 per square mile (43.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 62 households, of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.8% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 43 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.

Education

It is served by the Exira–Elk Horn–Kimballton Community School District.

Brayton schools consolidated into the Exira Community School District around the late 1950s or early 1960s. On July 1, 2014, the Exira district consolidated with the Elk Horn–Kimballton Community School District to form the Exira–Elk Horn–Kimballton district.

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