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Stanhope, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"A Slice of the Good Life"
Location of Stanhope, Iowa
Location of Stanhope, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hamilton
Area
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,115 ft (340 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 364
 • Density 371.43/sq mi (143.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50246
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-74910
GNIS feature ID 0461950
Website Stanhope, Iowa Website

Stanhope is a city in Hamilton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 364 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Stanhope was laid out in 1883. It was named for Lady Hester Stanhope, a British traveler and author. Another theory for the origin of the name is that it was named after an official from the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. The city was incorporated on December 14, 1897.ilike

Geography

Stanhope is located at 42°17′22″N 93°47′43″W / 42.28944°N 93.79528°W / 42.28944; -93.79528 (42.289505, -93.795283).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 297 —    
1910 281 −5.4%
1920 400 +42.3%
1930 425 +6.2%
1940 425 +0.0%
1950 420 −1.2%
1960 461 +9.8%
1970 482 +4.6%
1980 492 +2.1%
1990 447 −9.1%
2000 488 +9.2%
2010 422 −13.5%
2020 364 −13.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 422 people, 192 households, and 117 families residing in the city. The population density was 435.1 inhabitants per square mile (168.0/km2). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 215.5 per square mile (83.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.4% 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 192 households, of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 17.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Arts and culture

Stanhope is known locally for its annual Watermelon Day celebration. Starting in 1958, the event is sponsored by the local Lions Club organization. The celebration includes a parade, slow pitch softball tournament, games and free watermelon.



Education

South Hamilton Community School District serves this community.

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