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Lineville, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Lineville, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°35′7″N 93°31′23″W / 40.58528°N 93.52306°W / 40.58528; -93.52306Coordinates: 40°35′7″N 93°31′23″W / 40.58528°N 93.52306°W / 40.58528; -93.52306
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Wayne
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 273
 - Density 300.5/sq mi (116.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50147
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-45435
GNIS feature ID 0458412

Lineville is a city in Wayne County, Iowa, United States. The population was 273 at the 2000 census.



Lineville is located at 40°35′07″N 93°31′23″W / 40.585289°N 93.523177°W / 40.585289; -93.523177 (40.585289, -93.523177).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km2), all of it land.

The town square sits on the Missouri border with the business on the south side of the square in South Lineville, Missouri. When Wayne County was dry, liquor by the drink could be purchased at the bars on the Missouri side of the square.


Lineville is located on U.S. Route 65. The city is served by the Union Pacific Railroad which was originally the CRI&P (Rock Island). Rail traffic has increased considerably on this line since it was purchased by the Union Pacific. Lineville used to have rail passenger service which was discontinued in the 1960s.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 273 people, 126 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 300.5 people per square mile (115.8/km2). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 165.1/sq mi (63.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.63% White and 0.37% Pacific Islander.

There were 126 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 31.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $35,357. Males had a median income of $31,094 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,414. About 18.1% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.7% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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