Battle Creek, Iowa

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Battle Creek is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 743 at the 2000 census.


Battle Creek is located at 42°19′1″N 95°35′58″W / 42.31694°N 95.59944°W / 42.31694; -95.59944 (42.316842, -95.599583)[1]. It is situated on the Maple River.

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 743 people, 325 households, and 195 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,490.5 people per square mile (573.7/km²). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 718.2/sq mi (276.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 325 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,029, and the median income for a family was $39,479. Males had a median income of $25,400 versus $19,931 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,106. About 3.0% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


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