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Van Horne, Iowa
Location of Van Horne, Iowa
Location of Van Horne, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Benton
Area
 • Total 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Land 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
945 ft (288 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 774
 • Density 832.26/sq mi (321.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52346
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-80400
GNIS feature ID 0462533

Van Horne is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 774 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

It was named for William Cornelius Van Horne, a railroad official.

Geography

Van Horne is located at 42°0′32″N 92°5′20″W / 42.00889°N 92.08889°W / 42.00889; -92.08889 (42.008994, -92.088913).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 501 —    
1900 484 −3.4%
1910 444 −8.3%
1920 524 +18.0%
1930 527 +0.6%
1940 551 +4.6%
1950 511 −7.3%
1960 554 +8.4%
1970 613 +10.6%
1980 682 +11.3%
1990 695 +1.9%
2000 716 +3.0%
2010 682 −4.7%
2020 774 +13.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 682 people, 297 households, and 198 families living in the city. The population density was 1,082.5 inhabitants per square mile (418.0/km2). There were 322 housing units at an average density of 511.1 per square mile (197.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 297 households, of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Education

Benton Community School District operates local public schools.

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