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Blockton, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Blockton, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°36′57″N 94°28′36″W / 40.61583°N 94.47667°W / 40.61583; -94.47667Coordinates: 40°36′57″N 94°28′36″W / 40.61583°N 94.47667°W / 40.61583; -94.47667
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Taylor
Area
 - Total 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 192
 - Density 296.7/sq mi (114.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50836
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-06985
GNIS feature ID 0454691

Blockton is a city in Taylor County, Iowa, United States. The population was 192 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Blockton is located at 40°36′57″N 94°28′36″W / 40.615851°N 94.476654°W / 40.615851; -94.476654 (40.615851, -94.476654) along the Platte River.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 192 people, 91 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 296.7 people per square mile (114.0/km2). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 173.1/sq mi (66.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.96% White, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,413. About 12.7% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.5% of those sixty five or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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