Cascade, Iowa

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Cascade is a city in Dubuque County and Jones County, Iowa, United States. The Dubuque County portion is part of Dubuque Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Jones County portion is part of Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,958 at the 2000 census, but is now estimated to be 2,122 (2006).[2] The city is located at the southwestern edge of Dubuque County, at the border of Dubuque and Jones Counties.

U.S. Route 151 runs through Cascade but in 2002 a four-lane bypass took traffic north around the city. Iowa Highway 136 runs from north to south through Cascade.

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Geography

Cascade is at 42°17′51″N 91°0′44″W / 42.2975°N 91.01222°W / 42.2975; -91.01222 (42.297535, -91.012215)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all land. The North Fork Maquoketa River passes through Cascade.

Cascade is 25 miles southwest of Dubuque.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,958 people, 776 households, and 511 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,731.2 people per square mile (669.0/km²). There were 820 housing units at an average density of 725.0/sq mi (280.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.28% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 776 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.08.

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