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Smithland, Iowa
City
Location of Smithland, Iowa
Location of Smithland, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Woodbury
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 224
 • Estimate (2012) 225
 • Density 605.4/sq mi (233.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51056
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-73650
GNIS feature ID 0461707

Smithland is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 224 at the 2010 census.

History

Smithland is one of the oldest settlements in Woodbury County. In 1857, clashes between settlers and Indians began at what is now Smithland which would afterward culminate in the Spirit Lake Massacre.

Geography

Smithland is located at 42°13′45″N 95°55′55″W / 42.22917°N 95.93194°W / 42.22917; -95.93194 (42.229078, -95.931875). The town is situated near the Little Sioux River, where the river valley courses through the Loess Hills on its way to the floodplain of the Missouri River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 369 —    
1900 435 +17.9%
1910 334 −23.2%
1920 321 −3.9%
1930 389 +21.2%
1940 389 +0.0%
1950 373 −4.1%
1960 349 −6.4%
1970 293 −16.0%
1980 282 −3.8%
1990 252 −10.6%
2000 221 −12.3%
2010 224 +1.4%
2014 224 +0.0%
2015 225 +0.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 224 people, 100 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 605.4 inhabitants per square mile (233.7/km2). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 294.6 per square mile (113.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 2.2% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 100 households of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age in the city was 49 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 25% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 221 people, 101 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 613.0 people per square mile (237.0/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 316.2 per square mile (122.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.10% White, 0.45% Native American, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.60.

19.0% are under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 17.2% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,722. About 4.0% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

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