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Location of Glidden, Iowa
|• Total||1.10 sq mi (2.84 km2)|
|• Land||1.10 sq mi (2.84 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,237 ft (377 m)|
|• Density||1,049.23/sq mi (405.13/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0456935|
Glidden was laid out as a town in 1866. It was named either for Capt. W. T. Glidden, a railroad promoter, or in honor of Joseph Farwell Glidden, the inventor of barbed wire.
Glidden is located at(42.058263, -94.728359).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,146 people, 502 households, and 327 families living in the city. The population density was 1,032.4 inhabitants per square mile (398.6/km2). There were 523 housing units at an average density of 471.2 per square mile (181.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 502 households, of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
The Glidden–Ralston Community School District consists of a combined elementary, middle and high school housed in one building. The school serves students from Glidden and the neighboring city of Ralston.
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