Anita, Iowa

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Anita is a city in Cass County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,049 at the 2000 census. Lake Anita State Park is located just outside of the town.



Anita is located at 41°26′48″N 94°45′56″W / 41.446724°N 94.765440°W / 41.446724; -94.765440.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land. Anita's motto is "A Whale of a Town."


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,049 people, 454 households, and 285 families residing in the city. The population density was 612.1 people per square mile (236.9/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 287.1/sq mi (111.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.24% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 454 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,984, and the median income for a family was $42,578. Males had a median income of $28,393 versus $20,223 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,672. About 5.5% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


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