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Soldier, Iowa
Downtown Soldier, Iowa
Downtown Soldier, Iowa
Location of Soldier, Iowa
Location of Soldier, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Monona
Area
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,165 ft (355 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 184
 • Density 593.55/sq mi (229.17/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51572
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-73785
GNIS feature ID 0461739

Soldier is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States, along the Soldier River. The population was 184 at the time of the 2020 census.

Soldier was so named from a nearby unmarked grave of a soldier.

Geography

Soldier is located at 41°59′5″N 95°46′48″W / 41.98472°N 95.78000°W / 41.98472; -95.78000 (41.984598, -95.779916).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 167 —    
1920 281 +68.3%
1930 302 +7.5%
1940 208 −31.1%
1950 323 +55.3%
1960 284 −12.1%
1970 242 −14.8%
1980 257 +6.2%
1990 205 −20.2%
2000 207 +1.0%
2010 174 −15.9%
2020 184 +5.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 174 people, 88 households, and 48 families living in the city. The population density was 600.0 inhabitants per square mile (231.7/km2). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 382.8 per square mile (147.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.6% African American, 1.1% Native American, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 88 households, of which 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.58.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 16.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16% were from 25 to 44; 36.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

Charter Oak–Ute Community School District operates public schools.

Soldier was previously in the East Monona Community School District. On July 1, 2004, the district was dissolved, with portions going to different districts; Soldier was reassigned to Charter Oak–Ute.

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