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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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Location of Missouri Valley, Iowa
Location of Missouri Valley, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°33′32″N 95°53′38″W / 41.55889°N 95.89389°W / 41.55889; -95.89389Coordinates: 41°33′32″N 95°53′38″W / 41.55889°N 95.89389°W / 41.55889; -95.89389
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Harrison
Incorporated October 30, 1871
Area
 • Total 3.23 sq mi (8.37 km2)
 • Land 3.23 sq mi (8.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,017 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,678
 • Density 828.7/sq mi (319.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51555
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-52860
GNIS feature ID 0459150
Website http://www.cityofmissourivalley.com

Missouri Valley is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,678 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Missouri Valley was laid out in 1867 when the Chicago and North Western Railway was extended to that point. The city was named after the valley of the Missouri River.

Geography

Missouri Valley's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.558912, -95.893926.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.13 square miles (8.11 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 1,154 —    
1890 2,797 +142.4%
1900 4,010 +43.4%
1910 3,187 −20.5%
1920 3,985 +25.0%
1930 4,230 +6.1%
1940 3,994 −5.6%
1950 3,546 −11.2%
1960 3,567 +0.6%
1970 3,519 −1.3%
1980 3,107 −11.7%
1990 2,888 −7.0%
2000 2,992 +3.6%
2010 2,838 −5.1%
2020 2,678 −5.6%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,838 people, 1,160 households, and 707 families living in the city. The population density was 906.7 inhabitants per square mile (350.1/km2). There were 1,291 housing units at an average density of 412.5 per square mile (159.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 1,160 households, of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Education

The community of Missouri Valley and the surrounding rural area educational needs are met by the Missouri Valley Community School District.

Saint Albert Catholic Schools in Council Bluffs takes students from Missouri Valley.

Infrastructure

Transportation

Missouri Valley is located on both sides of U.S. Route 30 on the east side of Interstate 29 near exit 75. The city is also serviced by L20 a county road running north and south, and F66 a county road running east from its junction with U.S. 30.

Notable people

  • Margarita Fischer (1886–1975), stage actress who also performed in over 175 silent motion pictures
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