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Vail, Iowa
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Location of Vail, Iowa
Location of Vail, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Crawford
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,260 ft (384 m)
 • Total 396
 • Density 694.74/sq mi (268.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-80130
GNIS feature ID 0462511

Vail is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States. The population was 396 at the time of the 2020 census.


Vail was laid out in 1871, and incorporated in 1875. The city was named for C. E. Vail, a relative of railroad magnate John Insley Blair.


Vail is located at 42°3′40″N 95°12′9″W / 42.06111°N 95.20250°W / 42.06111; -95.20250 (42.061061, -95.202423).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 436 people, 174 households, and 120 families living in the city. The population density was 764.9 inhabitants per square mile (295.3/km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 331.6 per square mile (128.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.9% Native American, 8.9% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.4% of the population.

There were 174 households, of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.


The Ar-We-Va Community School District operates local area schools.

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