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Location of Runnells, Iowa
|• Total||0.41 sq mi (1.07 km2)|
|• Land||0.41 sq mi (1.07 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||807 ft (246 m)|
|• Density||1,103.86/sq mi (426.23/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0460848|
Runnells is a city in the southeastern corner of Polk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 457 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Runnells incorporated as a city on May 21, 1903. It was named for John S. Runnells, a former editorial writer for the Iowa State Register and private secretary for Governor Samuel Merrill.
Runnells is located at(41.512450, -93.357063).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.43 square miles (1.11 km2), all of it land.
|Source: and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 507 people, 179 households, and 135 families living in the city. The population density was 1,179.1 inhabitants per square mile (455.3/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 434.9 per square mile (167.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 179 households, of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.6% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.34.
The median age in the city was 31.9 years. 33.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.4% were from 25 to 44; 18.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.
- Dennis Keeney grew up on the Keeney Place/ family farm near Runnells
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