Crescent, Iowa

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Crescent is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 537 at the 2000 census.



Crescent is located at 41°21′49″N 95°51′32″W / 41.36361°N 95.85889°W / 41.36361; -95.85889 (41.363656, -95.858789)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

The city lies directly across the Mormon Bridge from North Omaha, and is located at the base of the Loess Hills. The Mount Crescent skiing area lies near the town, and is the nearest ski and snowboarding slope to the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. In the summer the area serves as a recreational facility for activities such as paintball and cross-country running. Neighboring Hitchcock Park supports various types of wildlife and many miles of hiking trails.


Crescent was originally laid out by Joseph E. Johnson, a Latter-day Saint who also published a paper there in the 1850s.

Cresecent had about 300 residents in 1950.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 537 people, 192 households, and 153 families residing in the city. The population density was 426.9 people per square mile (164.6/km²). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 155.0/sq mi (59.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.93% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15.

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