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Harcourt, Iowa
Location of Harcourt, Iowa
Location of Harcourt, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Webster
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,175 ft (358 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 264
 • Density 261.13/sq mi (100.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50544
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-34410
GNIS feature ID 0457242

Harcourt is a city in Webster County, Iowa, United States. The population was 264 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Harcourt was platted in 1881. It was named for William Vernon Harcourt, a British statesman. A post office has been in operation in Harcourt since 1882.

Geography

Harcourt is located at 42°15′43″N 94°10′36″W / 42.26194°N 94.17667°W / 42.26194; -94.17667 (42.262056, -94.176589).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 192 —    
1910 247 +28.6%
1920 307 +24.3%
1930 264 −14.0%
1940 282 +6.8%
1950 303 +7.4%
1960 268 −11.6%
1970 305 +13.8%
1980 347 +13.8%
1990 306 −11.8%
2000 340 +11.1%
2010 303 −10.9%
2020 264 −12.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
HarcourtIowaPopPlot
The population of Harcourt, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 303 people, 131 households, and 85 families living in the city. The population density was 303.0 inhabitants per square mile (117.0/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 146.0 per square mile (56.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 131 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female. Engquist Lumber is a small Harcourt business and supplements the surrounding communities with well-crafted woods and contracting services to help meet home building needs.

Education

Harcourt is a part of the Southeast Webster-Grand Community School District, established on July 1, 2005, by the merger of the Grand Community School District and the Southeast Webster Community School District. It was previously served by the Southeast Webster Community School District, which was formed on July 1, 1991, with the merger of the Central Webster Community School District and the Dayton Community School District.

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