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Sabula, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Sabula, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°4′4″N 90°10′27″W / 42.06778°N 90.17417°W / 42.06778; -90.17417
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jackson
 - Total 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 - Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 - Water 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 670
 - Density 1,709.3/sq mi (660.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52070
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-69510
GNIS feature ID 0460877
Savanna-Sabula Bridge a Mississippi River bridge between Sabula, Iowa and Savanna, Illinois

Sabula is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 670 at the 2000 census. It is the site of Iowa's only island city. It has a beach and campground.

The Army Corps of Engineers constructed many locks and dams on the Mississippi River. The construction of Lock and Dam #13 between Clinton, IA and Fulton, IL in 1939 [1] left Sabula an island [2].



Sabula is located at 42°4′4″N 90°10′27″W / 42.06778°N 90.17417°W / 42.06778; -90.17417 (42.067866, -90.174270)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (71.53%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 670 people, 308 households, and 182 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,709.3 people per square mile (663.3/km²). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 859.8/sq mi (333.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 308 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,192, and the median income for a family was $39,688. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,901. About 11.5% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 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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