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Location of Fenton, Iowa
|• Total||0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)|
|• Land||0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,240 ft (378 m)|
|• Density||821.21/sq mi (317.23/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0456571|
Fenton was platted in 1899. It was named after former New York State governor and senator Reuben E. Fenton.
Fenton's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 43.216375, -94.426509.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 279 people, 130 households, and 76 families living in the city. The population density was 820.6 inhabitants per square mile (316.8/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 494.1 per square mile (190.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 130 households, of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the city was 49.6 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 25.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
Arts and culture
- Annual events
The town is well known for its annual Sweet Corn Days held the last weekend of each July.
North Union Community School District operates public schools. It was previously served by the Sentral Community School District. The Sentral district merged into North Union on July 1, 2014.
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