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Duncombe, Iowa
Location of Duncombe, Iowa
Location of Duncombe, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Webster
Area
 • Total 1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Land 1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,109 ft (338 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 381
 • Density 194.09/sq mi (74.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50532
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-22755
GNIS feature ID 0456060

Duncombe is a city in Webster County, Iowa, United States. The population was 381 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Duncombe is named for Hon. J. F. Duncombe.

Geography

Duncombe is located at 42°28′12″N 93°59′34″W / 42.47000°N 93.99278°W / 42.47000; -93.99278 (42.469886, -93.992806).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.97 square miles (5.10 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 350 —    
1910 418 +19.4%
1920 442 +5.7%
1930 354 −19.9%
1940 341 −3.7%
1950 378 +10.9%
1960 355 −6.1%
1970 418 +17.7%
1980 504 +20.6%
1990 488 −3.2%
2000 474 −2.9%
2010 410 −13.5%
2020 381 −7.1%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
DuncombeIowaPopPlot
The population of Duncombe, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 410 people, 180 households, and 109 families living in the city. The population density was 208.1 inhabitants per square mile (80.3/km2). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 98.0 per square mile (37.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.7% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 180 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Education

Webster City Community School District operates area public schools.

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