Bancroft, Iowa

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Bancroft is a city in Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 808 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Bancroft is located at 43°17′34″N 94°13′1″W / 43.29278°N 94.21694°W / 43.29278; -94.21694 (43.292791, -94.217063)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 808 people, 339 households, and 208 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,484.2 people per square mile (577.7/km²). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 683.3/sq mi (266.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.50% White, 0.37% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 339 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,055, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $29,688 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,312. About 9.1% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

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