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Bronson, Iowa
Location of Bronson, Iowa
Location of Bronson, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°24′34″N 96°12′42″W / 42.40944°N 96.21167°W / 42.40944; -96.21167Coordinates: 42°24′34″N 96°12′42″W / 42.40944°N 96.21167°W / 42.40944; -96.21167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Woodbury
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,122 ft (342 m)
 • Total 294
 • Density 948.39/sq mi (372.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-08650
GNIS feature ID 0454840

Bronson is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City metropolitan area. The population was 294 at the 2020 census.

It celebrated its centennial in 2003. A publication was produced with some town history.


Bronson was laid out in 1901. It was named for Ira D. Bronson, an early settler.


Bronson is located at 42°24′34″N 96°12′42″W / 42.40944°N 96.21167°W / 42.40944; -96.21167 (42.409450, -96.211564).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1970 193 —    
1980 289 +49.7%
1990 209 −27.7%
2000 269 +28.7%
2010 322 +19.7%
2020 294 −8.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Bronson, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 322 people, 113 households, and 82 families living in the city. The population density was 1,038.7 inhabitants per square mile (401.0/km2). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 377.4 per square mile (145.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.6% Native American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 113 households, of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.40.

The median age in the city was 33 years. 32.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.


Lawton–Bronson Community School District operates public schools. The district was established on July 1, 1966, by the merger of the Lawton and Bronson districts; the latter was an elementary-only district.

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