Arispe, Iowa

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Arispe is a city in Union County, Iowa, United States. The population was 89 at the 2000 census. It is closely related to the nearby town of Creston.



Arispe is located at 40°56′56″N 94°13′8″W / 40.94889°N 94.21889°W / 40.94889; -94.21889 (40.949010, -94.218974)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 89 people, 42 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 171.6 people per square mile (66.1/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 84.9/sq mi (32.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 42 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 32.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $14,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,999. There were 17.4% of families and 11.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 27.6% of those over 64.

Notable residents


Afton | Arispe | Creston | Cromwell | Kent | Lorimor | Shannon City‡ | Thayer

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