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Dickens, Iowa
Location of Dickens, Iowa
Location of Dickens, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°7′51″N 95°1′14″W / 43.13083°N 95.02056°W / 43.13083; -95.02056Coordinates: 43°7′51″N 95°1′14″W / 43.13083°N 95.02056°W / 43.13083; -95.02056
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clay
Area
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,335 ft (407 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 146
 • Density 178.05/sq mi (68.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51333
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-21360
GNIS feature ID 0455912

Dickens is a city in Clay County, Iowa, United States. The population was 146 in the 2020 census, a decline from 202 in 2000.

History

Dickens was founded in 1886.

Geography

Dickens' longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 43.130811, -95.020685.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 255
1920 337 32.2%
1930 333 −1.2%
1940 378 13.5%
1950 311 −17.7%
1960 241 −22.5%
1970 240 −0.4%
1980 289 20.4%
1990 214 −26.0%
2000 202 −5.6%
2010 185 −8.4%
2020 146 −21.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
DickensIowaPopPlot
The population of Dickens, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 185 people, 72 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 220.2 inhabitants per square mile (85.0/km2). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 90.5 per square mile (34.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.5% Asian, and 1.1% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 72 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.0% male and 47.0% female.

Education

Dickens is within the Spencer Community School District. It was previously in the South Clay Community School District; on July 1, 2010 that district dissolved, with a portion going to the Spencer district.

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