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Solon, Iowa
—  City  —
Downtown Solon, Iowa

Motto: A Place to Put Down Roots
Location of Solon in the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°48′24″N 91°29′45″W / 41.80667°N 91.49583°W / 41.80667; -91.49583
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Johnson
 - Type Mayor-council government
 - Mayor Rick Jedlicka
 - 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 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000 census)
 - Total 1,177
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52333
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-73875
GNIS feature ID 0461748

Solon is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is located a few miles from Lake MacBride State Park and the larger cities of Coralville and Iowa City. The population was 1,177 at the 2000 census.



Solon is named for the classical Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and lyric poet Solon. Ironically, the local high school's mascot is the Spartans; Sparta was famously an enemy of Solon's home, Athens. Solon developed along the Old Military Road that connected Dubuque to Iowa City in the 1840s; the road is now State Highway 1. The National Register of Historic Places-listed Stone Academy is just north of town.


Solon is located at 41°48′24″N 91°29′45″W / 41.80667°N 91.49583°W / 41.80667; -91.49583 (41.806717, -91.495938)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 km² or 1.3 sq mi, all land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,177 people, 457 households, and 304 families residing in the city. The population density was 887.1 people per square mile (341.7/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 373.8/sq mi (144.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.73% White, 0.25% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

There were 457 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,953, and the median income for a family was $58,289. Males had a median income of $38,352 versus $26,111 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,029. About 0.3% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 1.5% 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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