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New London, Iowa
New London, Iowa
New London, Iowa
Location of New London, Iowa
Location of New London, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Henry
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
761 ft (232 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,910
 • Density 1,834.77/sq mi (708.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52645
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-56325
GNIS feature ID 0459480
Mayor Ron Sadler

New London is a city in Henry County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,910 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

New London was originally called Dover, after its founder Abraham C. Dover, who came there from Illinois in 1833.

Geography

New London is located at 40°55′31″N 91°24′4″W / 40.92528°N 91.40111°W / 40.92528; -91.40111 (40.925224, -91.401105).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 658 —    
1890 580 −11.9%
1900 1,003 +72.9%
1910 1,144 +14.1%
1920 1,144 +0.0%
1930 1,336 +16.8%
1940 1,340 +0.3%
1950 1,510 +12.7%
1960 1,694 +12.2%
1970 1,900 +12.2%
1980 2,043 +7.5%
1990 1,922 −5.9%
2000 1,937 +0.8%
2010 1,897 −2.1%
2020 1,910 +0.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,897 people, 769 households, and 517 families living in the city. The population density was 1,878.2 inhabitants per square mile (725.2/km2). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 821.8 per square mile (317.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.5% White, 1.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 769 households, of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 38.7 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Education

The New London Community School District operates local public schools.

Notable people

  • Silas Reynolds Barton, Nebraska politician
  • William Hale, Wyoming territorial governor
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