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Lanesboro, Iowa
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Location of Lanesboro, Iowa
Location of Lanesboro, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,142 ft (348 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 119
 • Density 160.16/sq mi (61.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51451
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-43140
GNIS feature ID 0458219

Lanesboro is a city in Carroll County, Iowa, United States. The population was 119 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Lanesboro had its start in the year 1901 by the building of the Mason City and Fort Dodge Railroad through that territory. It was named for Julius Lane, an early settler.

Geography

Lanesboro is located at 42°11′03″N 94°41′33″W / 42.184035°N 94.692460°W / 42.184035; -94.692460.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), of which, 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 268 —    
1920 282 +5.2%
1930 270 −4.3%
1940 289 +7.0%
1950 280 −3.1%
1960 258 −7.9%
1970 203 −21.3%
1980 196 −3.4%
1990 182 −7.1%
2000 152 −16.5%
2010 121 −20.4%
2020 119 −1.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 121 people in 62 households, including 33 families, in the city. The population density was 163.5 inhabitants per square mile (63.1/km2). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 100.0 per square mile (38.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Asian, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3%.

Of the 62 households 17.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.8% were non-families. 37.1% of households were one person and 9.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.61.

The median age was 50.8 years. 15.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.8% were from 25 to 44; 43% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.

Education

Much of Lanesboro is within the South Central Calhoun Community School District. That section was once a part of the Southern Cal Community School District, formed on July 1, 1993. The Southern Cal district merged into South Central Calhoun on July 1, 2014.

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