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Ricketts, Iowa
Location of Ricketts, Iowa
Location of Ricketts, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°7′46″N 95°34′28″W / 42.12944°N 95.57444°W / 42.12944; -95.57444Coordinates: 42°7′46″N 95°34′28″W / 42.12944°N 95.57444°W / 42.12944; -95.57444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,306 ft (398 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 109
 • Density 427.7/sq mi (165.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51460
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-66855
GNIS feature ID 0460626

Ricketts is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States, along the Middle Soldier River. The population was 109 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Ricketts was platted in 1899. It was named for an early settler. A post office has been in operation in Ricketts since 1899.

Geography

Ricketts is located at 42°7′46″N 95°34′28″W / 42.12944°N 95.57444°W / 42.12944; -95.57444 (42.129521, -95.574532).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 102 —    
1920 161 +57.8%
1930 157 −2.5%
1940 167 +6.4%
1950 166 −0.6%
1960 133 −19.9%
1970 141 +6.0%
1980 143 +1.4%
1990 122 −14.7%
2000 144 +18.0%
2010 145 +0.7%
2020 109 −24.8%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 145 people, 48 households, and 37 families living in the city. The population density was 557.7 inhabitants per square mile (215.3/km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 211.5 per square mile (81.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White and 6.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.3% of the population.

There were 48 households, of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.9% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.46.

The median age in the city was 33.8 years. 35.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

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