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Diagonal, Iowa
City
Location of Diagonal, Iowa
Location of Diagonal, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ringgold
Area
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,148 ft (350 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 330
 • Estimate (2012) 331
 • Density 366.7/sq mi (141.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50845
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-21270
GNIS feature ID 0455904

Diagonal is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa, United States. The population was 330 at the 2010 census.

The community was named for the fact two railroads intersected diagonally near the town site.

Geography

Diagonal is located at 40°48′32″N 94°20′29″W / 40.80889°N 94.34139°W / 40.80889; -94.34139 (40.808819, -94.341510) along the Grand River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 383 —    
1910 509 +32.9%
1920 569 +11.8%
1930 577 +1.4%
1940 603 +4.5%
1950 472 −21.7%
1960 443 −6.1%
1970 327 −26.2%
1980 362 +10.7%
1990 298 −17.7%
2000 312 +4.7%
2010 330 +5.8%
2014 328 −0.6%
2015 328 +0.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 330 people, 119 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 366.7 inhabitants per square mile (141.6/km2). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 161.1 per square mile (62.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.3% African American, and 1.8% Native American.

There were 119 households of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 52.8 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 36.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.2% male and 54.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 312 people, 139 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 343.5 people per square mile (132.4/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 169.6 per square mile (65.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 139 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

21.2% were under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,063, and the median income for a family was $28,393. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,601. About 16.5% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

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