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Neola, Iowa
The Historic Phoenix Theatre in Neola, Iowa
The Historic Phoenix Theatre in Neola, Iowa
Location of Neola, Iowa
Location of Neola, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°27′3″N 95°37′3″W / 41.45083°N 95.61750°W / 41.45083; -95.61750Coordinates: 41°27′3″N 95°37′3″W / 41.45083°N 95.61750°W / 41.45083; -95.61750
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Pottawattamie
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
Area
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,099 ft (335 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 918
 • Density 1,432.3/sq mi (553.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51559
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-55560
GNIS feature ID 0459458

Neola is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 918 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Neola had its start in the year 1869 by the building of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad through that territory.

Geography

Neola is located at 41°27′3″N 95°37′3″W / 41.45083°N 95.61750°W / 41.45083; -95.61750 (41.450942, -95.617532).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 286 —    
1890 917 +220.6%
1900 921 +0.4%
1910 926 +0.5%
1920 896 −3.2%
1930 944 +5.4%
1940 841 −10.9%
1950 839 −0.2%
1960 870 +3.7%
1970 968 +11.3%
1980 839 −13.3%
1990 909 +8.3%
2000 845 −7.0%
2010 842 −0.4%
2020 918 +9.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 842 people, 346 households, and 236 families living in the city. The population density was 1,830.4 inhabitants per square mile (706.7/km2). There were 371 housing units at an average density of 806.5 per square mile (311.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 346 households, of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

Education

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

Saint Albert Catholic Schools in Council Bluffs takes students from Neola.

Notable people

  • Red Downs, professional baseball player
  • R. A. Lafferty, science fiction writer
  • Red Morgan, professional baseball player
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