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Churdan, Iowa
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Location of Churdan, Iowa
Location of Churdan, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Greene
 • Total 2.07 sq mi (5.37 km2)
 • Land 2.07 sq mi (5.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,115 ft (340 m)
 • Total 365
 • Density 176.33/sq mi (68.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-13350
GNIS feature ID 0455414

Churdan is a city in Greene County, Iowa, United States. The population was 365 at the 2020 census.


Churdan had its start in the year 1882 by the building of the railroad through that territory. It was named for Joseph Churdan, a pioneer settler who served as the village's first postmaster. Churdan was incorporated as a town in 1884.


Churdan is located at 42°9′18″N 94°28′36″W / 42.15500°N 94.47667°W / 42.15500; -94.47667 (42.154938, -94.476706).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 377 —    
1900 626 +66.0%
1910 667 +6.5%
1920 763 +14.4%
1930 616 −19.3%
1940 677 +9.9%
1950 593 −12.4%
1960 586 −1.2%
1970 598 +2.0%
1980 540 −9.7%
1990 423 −21.7%
2000 418 −1.2%
2010 386 −7.7%
2020 365 −5.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census
The population of Churdan, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 386 people, 177 households, and 103 families residing in the city. The population density was 182.9 inhabitants per square mile (70.6/km2). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 96.2 per square mile (37.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 1.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 177 households, of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.8% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 48.2 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.


Churdan and nearby Paton, work together as communities and have several general businesses. These cities also serve as the medical and service centers for the area.


The Paton-Churdan Community School is a public school for students from kindergarten to grade twelve in the Paton and Churdan area. The school was formed in 1962 when the Paton and Churdan schools combined to form the Paton-Churdan Community School District.

The school district is primarily an agricultural, rural area in northern Greene County which includes the communities of Paton and Churdan The school, K-12, is located in Churdan. The land area covers approximately 125 square miles (320 km2) of highly productive farmland. Geographically, the district is centrally located between Jefferson (13 miles), Carroll (25 miles), Fort Dodge (30 miles) and Lake City (25 miles). During the second half of the school day, high school students are transported to the Jefferson-Scranton High School for additional classes.

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