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Shambaugh, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Shambaugh, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°39′25″N 95°2′5″W / 40.65694°N 95.03472°W / 40.65694; -95.03472Coordinates: 40°39′25″N 95°2′5″W / 40.65694°N 95.03472°W / 40.65694; -95.03472
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Page
 - Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 - Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 188
 - Density 506.9/sq mi (195.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51651
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-71895
GNIS feature ID 0461525

Shambaugh is a city in Page County, Iowa, United States. The population was 188 at the 2000 census.



Shambaugh is located at 40°39′25″N 95°02′05″W / 40.657058°N 95.034595°W / 40.657058; -95.034595 (40.657058, -95.034595) along the West Nodaway River. [1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 188 people, 80 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 506.9 people per square mile (196.2/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 250.8/sq mi (97.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.47% White and 0.53% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 80 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,375, and the median income for a family was $45,179. Males had a median income of $29,844 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,089. About 3.8% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 8.1% of those sixty five or over.


There are 3 churches in Shambaugh: Shambaugh United Methodist Church[3]; First Church of God[4]; and Harvest Fellowship.[5]




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