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Schleswig, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Schleswig, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°9′49″N 95°26′6″W / 42.16361°N 95.435°W / 42.16361; -95.435
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Crawford
 - Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,503 ft (458 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 833
 - Density 633.5/sq mi (244.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51461
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-71130
GNIS feature ID 0461464

Schleswig is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States. The population was 833 at the 2000 census.

Schleswig is named after the region of the same name in Germany and Denmark, from which the original settlers came.



Schleswig is located at 42°9′49″N 95°26′6″W / 42.16361°N 95.435°W / 42.16361; -95.435 (42.163614, -95.434944)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 833 people, 368 households, and 248 families residing in the city. The population density was 633.5 people per square mile (245.5/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 312.6/sq mi (121.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.76% White, 0.12% Asian, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 368 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,328, and the median income for a family was $39,000. Males had a median income of $30,429 versus $17,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,805. About 3.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.5% 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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