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Minden, Iowa
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Location of Minden, Iowa
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Coordinates: 41°28′1″N 95°32′32″W / 41.46694°N 95.54222°W / 41.46694; -95.54222Coordinates: 41°28′1″N 95°32′32″W / 41.46694°N 95.54222°W / 41.46694; -95.54222
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Pottawattamie
Township Minden
Area
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.15 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 600
 • Density 1,328.2/sq mi (512.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51553
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-52590
GNIS feature ID 0459122

Minden is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 600 at the time of the 2020 census. It has possessed a post office since 1875.

Geography

Minden is located at 41°28′1″N 95°32′32″W / 41.46694°N 95.54222°W / 41.46694; -95.54222 (41.467002, -95.542231).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), of which, 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 287 —    
1900 328 +14.3%
1910 423 +29.0%
1920 381 −9.9%
1930 377 −1.0%
1940 310 −17.8%
1950 328 +5.8%
1960 355 +8.2%
1970 433 +22.0%
1980 483 +11.5%
1990 539 +11.6%
2000 564 +4.6%
2010 599 +6.2%
2020 600 +0.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 599 people, 232 households, and 165 families living in the city. The population density was 1,426.2 inhabitants per square mile (550.7/km2). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 585.7 per square mile (226.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5%.

Of the 232 households 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband/wife present, 4.7% had a male householder with no husband/wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.0% of households were one person and 10.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age was 37.3 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

Education

Tri-Center Community School District operates schools serving Minden. Its high school is Tri-Center High School.

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