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Casey, Iowa
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Location of Casey, Iowa
Location of Casey, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Guthrie, Adair
Area
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,237 ft (377 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 387
 • Density 522.97/sq mi (202.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50048
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-11395
GNIS feature ID 0455198

Casey is a city in Adair and Guthrie counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 387 at the 2020 census.

The Guthrie County portion of Casey is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Casey was platted in 1869. The community has the name of a railroad man.

Geography

Casey is located at 41°30′22″N 94°31′12″W / 41.50611°N 94.52000°W / 41.50611; -94.52000 (41.506088, -94.520039).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 478
1890 452 −5.4%
1900 568 25.7%
1910 735 29.4%
1920 908 23.5%
1930 785 −13.5%
1940 709 −9.7%
1950 703 −0.8%
1960 589 −16.2%
1970 561 −4.8%
1980 473 −15.7%
1990 441 −6.8%
2000 478 8.4%
2010 426 −10.9%
2020 387 −9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
CaseyIowaPopPlot
The population of Casey, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 426 people, 174 households, and 109 families living in the city. The population density was 575.7 inhabitants per square mile (222.3/km2). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 290.5 per square mile (112.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 2.1% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 174 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Education

Casey is in the Adair–Casey Community School District, and students from Casey attend Adair–Casey Elementary School and AC/GC Junior High School in Adair. Students attend AC/GC High School in Guthrie Center, a school of the Guthrie Center Community School District, under a grade-sharing arrangement.

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