Blanchard, Iowa

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Blanchard is a city in Page County, Iowa, United States. The population was 61 at the 2000 census.



Blanchard is located at 40°34′47″N 95°13′15″W / 40.57972°N 95.22083°W / 40.57972; -95.22083 (40.579649, -95.220889)[1].


The city is the southern limit of the Wabash Trace, a former rail line converted to bicycle trail. It has a tiny gas station, which lies partly in Missouri and partly in Iowa. Colorful signs on the property inform the motorist of his exact location. A Cropmate nitrogen fertilizer plant is located two miles north of Blanchard.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 61 people, 28 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 270.9 people per square mile (102.4/km²). There were 31 housing units at an average density of 137.7/sq mi (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 28 households out of which 25.0% of the households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,226. There were 9.5% of families and 5.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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