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Smithland, Iowa
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Location of Smithland, Iowa
Location of Smithland, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°13′45″N 95°55′55″W / 42.22917°N 95.93194°W / 42.22917; -95.93194Coordinates: 42°13′45″N 95°55′55″W / 42.22917°N 95.93194°W / 42.22917; -95.93194
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 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,086 ft (331 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 181
 • Density 488.3/sq mi (188.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 181 at the time of the 2020 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%
2020 181 −19.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 224 people, 100 households and 65 families living 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 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.

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