Truro, Iowa

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Truro, Iowa
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Location of Truro, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°12′30″N93°50′44″W / 41.20833°N 93.84556°W / 41.20833; -93.84556 Coordinates: 41°12′30″N93°50′44″W / 41.20833°N 93.84556°W / 41.20833; -93.84556
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg  Iowa
County Madison
Area
[1]
  Total0.98 sq mi (2.55 km2)
  Land0.98 sq mi (2.55 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
[2]
1,080 ft (330 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total509
  Density516.75/sq mi (199.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50257
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-79140
GNIS feature ID0463555 [2]

Truro is a city in southeast Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 509 at the time of the 2020 census. [3] Truro is part of the Des Moines West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Truro was laid out and platted in 1881. [4] It was first settled as Ohio Township in the early 1850s, by settlers who came primarily from Ohio. In 1881 the town was named after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom, by suggestion of the local train conductor, whose hometown was Truro, Cape Cod, MA.

Geography

Truro is located at 41°12′30″N93°50′44″W / 41.208372°N 93.845496°W / 41.208372; -93.845496 (41.208372, -93.845496). [5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land. [6]

Demographics

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Truro Public Library
Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910 310    
1920 332+7.1%
1930 361+8.7%
1940 353−2.2%
1950 354+0.3%
1960 338−4.5%
1970 359+6.2%
1980 407+13.4%
1990 391−3.9%
2000 427+9.2%
2010 485+13.6%
2020 509+4.9%
Source: "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census [7] [3]

2010 census

As of the census [8] of 2010, there were 485 people, 163 households, and 122 families living in the city. The population density was 500.0 inhabitants per square mile (193.1/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 192.8 per square mile (74.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 163 households, of which 53.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.47.

The median age in the city was 29.6 years. 38.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30% were from 25 to 44; 15.6% were from 45 to 64; and 10.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census [9] of 2000, there were 427 people, 156 households, and 116 families living in the city. The population density was 432.6 people per square mile (166.5/km2). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 166.1 per square mile (64.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.96% White, 2.11% Native American, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.

There were 156 households, out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 34.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $39,500. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,021. About 6.3% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Interstate 35 Community School District serves the municipality. [10] The Interstate 35 Elementary, Middle & High schools are located in Truro.

Notable people

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References

  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  2. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Truro, Iowa
  3. 1 2 "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  4. Mueller, Herman A. (1915). History of Madison County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp.  358.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  9. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. "Interstate 35." Interstate 35 Community School District. Retrieved on July 20, 2018.