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Location of Jewell Junction, Iowa
|• Total||3.99 sq mi (10.34 km2)|
|• Land||3.87 sq mi (10.03 km2)|
|• Water||0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)|
|• Density||314.13/sq mi (121.28/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Jewell Junction was platted in 1880. It was named for D. T. Jewell, the original owner of the town site. A post office called Jewell has been in operation since 1880.
Jewell Junction is located at(42.307546, -93.641121).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.99 square miles (10.33 km2), of which, 3.87 square miles (10.02 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,215 people, 478 households, and 336 families living in the city. The population density was 314.0 inhabitants per square mile (121.2/km2). There were 517 housing units at an average density of 133.6 per square mile (51.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 0.1% African American, 1.2% Asian, 2.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.
There were 478 households, of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.
The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
Jewell is home to the South Hamilton Community School District, which serves Jewell, Ellsworth, Stanhope, and Randall.
Jewell was once home to a junior college, Jewell Lutheran College, which closed in 1924.
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