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Humeston, Iowa
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Location of Humeston, Iowa
Location of Humeston, Iowa
Humeston, Iowa is located in the United States
Humeston, Iowa
Humeston, Iowa
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.62 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,106 ft (337 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 465
 • Density 745.19/sq mi (287.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50123
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-37605
GNIS feature ID 457720

Humeston is a city in Wayne County, Iowa, United States. The population was 465 in the 2020 census, a decline from 542 in 2000.

Geography

Humeston's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 40.860327, -93.495523.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), of which, 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 642
1900 945 47.2%
1910 1,006 6.5%
1920 1,214 20.7%
1930 924 −23.9%
1940 903 −2.3%
1950 750 −16.9%
1960 638 −14.9%
1970 673 5.5%
1980 671 −0.3%
1990 553 −17.6%
2000 543 −1.8%
2010 494 −9.0%
2020 465 −5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
HumestonIowaPopPlot
The population of Humeston, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 494 people, 234 households, and 134 families living in the city. The population density was 809.8 inhabitants per square mile (312.7/km2). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 482 per square mile (186.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 234 households, of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 40.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 30.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 48.7 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 28.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

Education

Mormon Trail Community School District operates schools serving the community.

Notable person

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