Truro, Iowa

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Truro, Iowa
City
Truro Iowa 20090315 Welcome Sign.JPG
Location of Truro, Iowa
Location of Truro, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°12′30″N 93°50′44″W / 41.20833°N 93.84556°W / 41.20833; -93.84556Coordinates: 41°12′30″N 93°50′44″W / 41.20833°N 93.84556°W / 41.20833; -93.84556
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyMadison
Area[1]
 • Total0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total485
 • Estimate (2012[3])488
 • Density500.0/sq mi (193.1/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code50257
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-79140
GNIS feature ID0463555
 
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Truro, Iowa
City
Truro Iowa 20090315 Welcome Sign.JPG
Location of Truro, Iowa
Location of Truro, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°12′30″N 93°50′44″W / 41.20833°N 93.84556°W / 41.20833; -93.84556Coordinates: 41°12′30″N 93°50′44″W / 41.20833°N 93.84556°W / 41.20833; -93.84556
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyMadison
Area[1]
 • Total0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,083 ft (330 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total485
 • Estimate (2012[3])488
 • Density500.0/sq mi (193.1/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code50257
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-79140
GNIS feature ID0463555

Truro is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 485 at the 2010 census. Truro is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

It 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. The first Euro-American settlers came to the Truro area around 1850, mainly from Ohio, and began farming.

Geography[edit]

Truro is located at 41°12′30″N 93°50′44″W / 41.208372°N 93.845496°W / 41.208372; -93.845496 (41.208372, -93.845496).[4]

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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Truro Public Library
Historical populations
YearPop.  ±%  
1910310—    
1920332+7.1%
1930361+8.7%
1940353−2.2%
1950354+0.3%
1960338−4.5%
1970359+6.2%
1980407+13.4%
1990391−3.9%
2000427+9.2%
2010485+13.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 485 people, 163 households, and 122 families residing 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[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 427 people, 156 households, and 116 families residing 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[edit]

The Interstate 35 Elementary, Middle & High schools are located in Truro.

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