kids encyclopedia robot

Modale, Iowa facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Modale, Iowa
Downtown Modale, Iowa
Downtown Modale, Iowa
Location of Modale, Iowa
Location of Modale, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°37′12″N 96°0′40″W / 41.62000°N 96.01111°W / 41.62000; -96.01111Coordinates: 41°37′12″N 96°0′40″W / 41.62000°N 96.01111°W / 41.62000; -96.01111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Harrison
Area
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,010 ft (308 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 273
 • Density 260.0/sq mi (100.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51556
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-52995
GNIS feature ID 0459158

Modale is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 273 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Modale was originally called Martinsdale, and under the latter name was laid out in 1872 by Benjamin Martin, and named for him. The present name of Modale, so named from the city's setting in a dale near the Missouri River, was adopted when a railroad depot was first built.

Geography

Modale is located at 41°37′12″N 96°0′40″W / 41.62000°N 96.01111°W / 41.62000; -96.01111 (41.620083, -96.011221).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 288 —    
1900 383 +33.0%
1910 387 +1.0%
1920 381 −1.6%
1930 359 −5.8%
1940 385 +7.2%
1950 283 −26.5%
1960 276 −2.5%
1970 297 +7.6%
1980 373 +25.6%
1990 289 −22.5%
2000 303 +4.8%
2010 283 −6.6%
2020 273 −3.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 283 people, 116 households, and 74 families living in the city. The population density was 269.5 inhabitants per square mile (104.1/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 139.0 per square mile (53.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.7% Native American, 0.7% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 116 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Education

It is within the West Harrison Community School District.

Notable people

  • Myra Keaton, mother of actor and director Buster Keaton, was born in Modale.
kids search engine
Modale, Iowa Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.