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Dolliver, Iowa
Location of Dolliver, Iowa
Location of Dolliver, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Emmet
Area
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,280 ft (390 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 65
 • Density 190.62/sq mi (73.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50531
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-21675
GNIS feature ID 0455948

Dolliver is a city in Emmet County, Iowa, United States. The population was 65 at the 2020 census.

History

Dolliver had its start in the year 1899 by the building of the Chicago and North Western Railway through that territory. It is named for United States Senator Jonathan P. Dolliver. The railroad line on which the town was established was shut down in the early 1970s.

Geography

Dolliver is located at 43°27′53″N 94°36′54″W / 43.46472°N 94.61500°W / 43.46472; -94.61500 (43.464821, -94.614877).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 107 —    
1920 171 +59.8%
1930 158 −7.6%
1940 179 +13.3%
1950 130 −27.4%
1960 122 −6.2%
1970 95 −22.1%
1980 125 +31.6%
1990 103 −17.6%
2000 77 −25.2%
2010 66 −14.3%
2020 65 −1.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
DolliverIowaPopPlot
The population of Dolliver, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 66 people, 34 households, and 18 families living in the city. The population density was 183.3 inhabitants per square mile (70.8/km2). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 116.7 per square mile (45.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 34 households, of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.1% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.44.

The median age in the city was 52 years. 12.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 35% were from 45 to 64; and 28.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.0% male and 47.0% female.

Education

Estherville–Lincoln Central Community School District operates area public schools. It was established on July 1, 1997, by the merger of the Estherville and Lincoln Central school districts.

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