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Dougherty, Iowa
Location of Dougherty, Iowa
Location of Dougherty, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cerro Gordo
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,102 ft (336 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 62
 • Density 110.52/sq mi (42.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50433
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-22080
GNIS feature ID 0455961

Dougherty is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. The population was 62 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A post office called Dougherty has been in operation since 1900. Dougherty was named for a local farmer.

Geography

Dougherty is located at 42°55′21″N 93°2′28″W / 42.92250°N 93.04111°W / 42.92250; -93.04111 (42.922381, -93.041194).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 171 —    
1920 200 +17.0%
1930 215 +7.5%
1940 215 +0.0%
1950 212 −1.4%
1960 177 −16.5%
1970 133 −24.9%
1980 128 −3.8%
1990 107 −16.4%
2000 80 −25.2%
2010 58 −27.5%
2020 62 +6.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
DoughertyIowaPopPlot
The population of Dougherty, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 58 people, 29 households, and 18 families living in the city. The population density was 105.5 inhabitants per square mile (40.7/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 78.2 per square mile (30.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White and 3.4% Asian.

There were 29 households, of which 10.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.33.

The median age in the city was 51.7 years. 8.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.8% were from 25 to 44; 46.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

Education

Dougherty is part of the West Fork Community School District, formed in 2011 by the merger of SCMT (Sheffield–Chapin–Meservey–Thornton) Community School District and the Rockwell–Swaledale Community School District.

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