Chillicothe, Iowa

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Chillicothe is a city in Wapello County, Iowa, United States. The population was 90 at the 2000 census.


Chillicothe is located at 41°5′11″N 92°31′44″W / 41.08639°N 92.52889°W / 41.08639; -92.52889 (41.086443, -92.528751)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is land and 4.35% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 90 people, 38 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 395.7 people per square mile (151.1/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 193.4/sq mi (73.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.78% White, 1.11% Asian, and 1.11% from two or more races.

There were 38 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

Population spread: 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 114.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,781, and the median income for a family was $31,750. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,075. There were 12.0% of families and 13.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

On the west side of town is a large coal-burning power plant that supplies power to a large part of southeastern Iowa. The town also rates a bridge across the Des Moines River.

Chillicothe is the burial place of the oldest man to serve in the Civil War, Curtis King.


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