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Rodney, Iowa
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Location of Rodney, Iowa
Location of Rodney, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°12′17″N 95°57′5″W / 42.20472°N 95.95139°W / 42.20472; -95.95139Coordinates: 42°12′17″N 95°57′5″W / 42.20472°N 95.95139°W / 42.20472; -95.95139
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Monona
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,109 ft (338 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 45
 • Density 277.5/sq mi (107.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51051
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-68385
GNIS feature ID 0460760

Rodney is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. The population was 45 at the time of the 2020 census.

Geography

Rodney is located at 42°12′17″N 95°57′5″W / 42.20472°N 95.95139°W / 42.20472; -95.95139 (42.204834, -95.951446).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 173 —    
1910 163 −5.8%
1920 176 +8.0%
1930 150 −14.8%
1940 131 −12.7%
1950 127 −3.1%
1960 94 −26.0%
1970 66 −29.8%
1980 82 +24.2%
1990 71 −13.4%
2000 74 +4.2%
2010 60 −18.9%
2020 45 −25.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 60 people, 29 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 375.0 inhabitants per square mile (144.8/km2). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 193.8 per square mile (74.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.0% White, 8.3% Native American, and 1.7% from two or more races.

There were 29 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 45 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 28.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

Rodney is within the Maple Valley–Anthon–Oto Community School District.

Rodney was initially a part of the Rodney Public School District. There were several initial school buildings before a permanent school facility in northwest Rodney opened in the early 1900s. As of 1900, 75 students were enrolled, and this increased to 116 in 1925. For a period students in grades 1–10 attended school in Rodney while those finishing high school moved on to Mapleton or Smithland. The school system began sending all high school students to Smithland after it removed high school grades in 1947, and it paid the corresponding high school tuition from 1955 until the end of the district, when the residents voted to join the new Maple Valley Community School District in 1960. That year a private individual purchased and razed the Rodney School, and the students began attending Maple Valley schools in 1961. On July 1, 2012, the Maple Valley district consolidated with the Anthon–Oto Community School District to form the new Maple Valley–Anthon–Oto district.

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