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Mingo, Iowa
Location of Mingo, Iowa
Location of Mingo, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°46′4″N 93°17′2″W / 41.76778°N 93.28389°W / 41.76778; -93.28389Coordinates: 41°46′4″N 93°17′2″W / 41.76778°N 93.28389°W / 41.76778; -93.28389
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jasper
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 302
 • Density 508.22/sq mi (196.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50168
Area code(s) 641 Exchange: 363
FIPS code 19-52815
GNIS feature ID 0459132

Mingo is a city in Jasper County, Iowa, United States. The population was 302 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Mingo was platted in 1884. It is named from Mingo, Ohio, a city name derived from the historic Iroquoian Mingo people.

The city was originally established as a coal mining community, along with many of its neighboring communities.

Geography

Mingo is located at 41°46′4″N 93°17′2″W / 41.76778°N 93.28389°W / 41.76778; -93.28389 (41.767764, -93.283772).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 246 —    
1920 324 +31.7%
1930 313 −3.4%
1940 290 −7.3%
1950 227 −21.7%
1960 260 +14.5%
1970 260 +0.0%
1980 303 +16.5%
1990 252 −16.8%
2000 269 +6.7%
2010 302 +12.3%
2020 302 +0.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 302 people, 120 households, and 89 families living in the city. The population density was 495.1 inhabitants per square mile (191.2/km2). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 219.7 per square mile (84.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.7% African American, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 120 households, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

Education

Colfax–Mingo Community School District operates area public schools. The Colfax and Mingo school districts consolidated on July 1, 1985.

Notable person

  • Alice Bellvadore Sams Turner (1859–1915), physician, writer
  • Carolyn Hunt (born 1937), First Lady of North Carolina
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