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Schleswig, Iowa
Location of Schleswig, Iowa
Location of Schleswig, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°9′49″N 95°26′6″W / 42.16361°N 95.43500°W / 42.16361; -95.43500Coordinates: 42°9′49″N 95°26′6″W / 42.16361°N 95.43500°W / 42.16361; -95.43500
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 1.31 sq mi (3.39 km2)
 • Land 1.30 sq mi (3.36 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,503 ft (458 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 830
 • Density 634.1/sq mi (244.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51461
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-71130
GNIS feature ID 0461464

Schleswig is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States. The population was 830 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Schleswig was laid out in 1899. The city was named after the Schleswig in Germany and Denmark, from which the original settlers came.

Geography

Schleswig is located at 42°9′49″N 95°26′6″W / 42.16361°N 95.43500°W / 42.16361; -95.43500 (42.163614, -95.434944).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.31 square miles (3.39 km2), of which, 1.30 square miles (3.37 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 233 —    
1910 455 +95.3%
1920 655 +44.0%
1930 638 −2.6%
1940 628 −1.6%
1950 751 +19.6%
1960 785 +4.5%
1970 875 +11.5%
1980 868 −0.8%
1990 851 −2.0%
2000 833 −2.1%
2010 882 +5.9%
2020 830 −5.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 882 people, 377 households, and 246 families living in the city. The population density was 678.5 inhabitants per square mile (262.0/km2). There were 419 housing units at an average density of 322.3 per square mile (124.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.9% of the population.

There were 377 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 43.8 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

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