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Pisgah, Iowa
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Pisgah, Iowa is located in Iowa
Pisgah, Iowa
Pisgah, Iowa
Location in Iowa
Pisgah, Iowa is located in the United States
Pisgah, Iowa
Pisgah, Iowa
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Iowa
County Harrison
Township Jackson
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,060 ft (323 m)
 • Total 249
 • Density 498.00/sq mi (192.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-63075
GNIS feature ID 0460192

Pisgah is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States, along the Soldier River. The community is located in the midst of the Loess Hills. The population was 249 at the time of the 2020 census.


Pisgah was laid out in 1899. The town's name is a biblical one chosen by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), who established a temporary settlement in central Iowa near a hill they christened Mount Pisgah. A post office called Pisgah has been in operation since 1902.


Pisgah is located at 41°49′58″N 95°55′35″W / 41.83278°N 95.92639°W / 41.83278; -95.92639 (41.832684, -95.926464).

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.

Pisgah is also home of "The Old Home Cafe" made famous by CW McCall in the Old Home Bread commercials and in songs like "Old Home Filler-up Keep on Truckin Cafe".


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 212 —    
1920 421 +98.6%
1930 400 −5.0%
1940 397 −0.7%
1950 327 −17.6%
1960 343 +4.9%
1970 286 −16.6%
1980 307 +7.3%
1990 268 −12.7%
2000 316 +17.9%
2010 251 −20.6%
2020 249 −0.8%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 251 people, 121 households, and 66 families living in the city. The population density was 248.5 inhabitants per square mile (95.9/km2). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 141.6 per square mile (54.7/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.8% Native American, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2%.

Of the 121 households 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 43.8% of households were one person and 24% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age was 48.2 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.


It is within the West Harrison Community School District.

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