Aplington, Iowa

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Aplington is a city in Butler County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,054 at the 2000 census.



Aplington was originally Fort Aplington, a US Army outpost until the fort burnt down in 1885. By then a small town had been built nearby and, although much of the town's economy was based on serving the fort, managed to survive. The town kept the name of Fort Aplington until 1925 when it was changed to its current name.


Aplington is located at 42°34′57″N 92°52′57″W / 42.5825°N 92.8825°W / 42.5825; -92.8825 (42.582543, -92.882530)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,054 people, 439 households, and 302 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,818.0 people per square mile (701.6/km²). There were 470 housing units at an average density of 810.7/sq mi (312.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.53% White, 0.09% Asian, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 439 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 30.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,440, and the median income for a family was $41,711. Males had a median income of $31,354 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,527. About 6.8% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

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