Collins, Iowa

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Collins is a city in Story County, Iowa, United States. The population was 499 at the 2000 census. It is part of the 'Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.



Collins is located at 41°54′09″N 93°18′25″W / 41.902445°N 93.307017°W / 41.902445; -93.307017 (41.902445, -93.307017).[1]

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 499 people, 207 households, and 129 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,013.9 people per square mile (393.2/km2). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 451.1/sq mi (174.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.00% White, 0.20% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $42,422. Males had a median income of $29,904 versus $23,229 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,284. About 3.7% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

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