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Holstein, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"Willkommen Freunde"
Location of Holstein, Iowa
Location of Holstein, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Ida
Area
 • Total 1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)
 • Land 1.58 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,450 ft (442 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,501
 • Density 951.81/sq mi (367.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51025
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-36840
GNIS feature ID 0457567
Website City of Holstein, Iowa

Holstein is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,501 in the 2020 census, a 2% increase from 1,470 in 2000.

History

Holstein was founded in 1882. A large share of the early settlers being natives of Holstein, in Germany, caused the name to be selected. Holstein was incorporated as a city on April 25, 1883. The city celebrated its Quasquicentennial in June 2007 with a week-long series of events.

Geography

Holstein's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 42.486794, -95.542565.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.50 square miles (3.88 km2), of which, 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 539
1900 870 61.4%
1910 936 7.6%
1920 1,248 33.3%
1930 1,300 4.2%
1940 1,296 −0.3%
1950 1,336 3.1%
1960 1,413 5.8%
1970 1,445 2.3%
1980 1,477 2.2%
1990 1,449 −1.9%
2000 1,470 1.4%
2010 1,396 −5.0%
2020 1,501 7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
HolsteinIowaPopPlot
The population of Holstein, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,396 people, 616 households, and 354 families living in the city. The population density was 936.9 inhabitants per square mile (361.7/km2). There were 674 housing units at an average density of 452.3 per square mile (174.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 616 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.5% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Education

Holstein Public Schools are part of the Galva–Holstein Community School District. It was established on July 1, 1980, by the merger of the merger of the Galva and Holstein school districts.

Notable people

See also

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