Churdan, Iowa

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Churdan is a city in Greene County, Iowa, United States. The population was 418 at the 2000 census.



Churdan is located at 42°9′18″N 94°28′36″W / 42.155°N 94.47667°W / 42.155; -94.47667 (42.154938, -94.476706)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.47% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 418 people, 192 households, and 123 families residing in the city. The population density was 197.5 people per square mile (76.1/km²). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 101.1/sq mi (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.76% White and 0.24% African American.

There were 192 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.0% 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 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,932, and the median income for a family was $32,273. Males had a median income of $23,594 versus $21,413 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,090. About 10.9% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


The Paton-Churdan Community School is a public school for students from kindergarten to grade twelve in the Paton and Churdan area. The school was formed in 1962 when the Paton and Churdan schools combined to form the Paton-Churdan Community School District.

The school district is primarily an agricultural, rural area in northern Greene County which includes the communities of Paton and Churdan The school, K-12, is located in Churdan. The land area covers approximately 125 square miles (320 km2) of highly productive farmland. Geographically, the district is centrally located between Jefferson (13 miles), Carroll (25 miles), Fort Dodge (30 miles) and Lake City (25 miles). These cities serve as the medical and service centers for the district with Paton and Churdan supplying several general businesses of their own.

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