Cresco, Iowa

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Cresco is a city in Howard County, Iowa, United States. The population was 3,905 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Howard County[1].

Cresco is home to one of the largest school districts in Iowa in terms of square miles, the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. The high school is called Crestwood High School. Crestwood Elementary/Junior High School are also in Cresco. Notre Dame Catholic School offers private education to elementary school students.

Although Cresco is no longer on a railroad line, it is home to a restored Milwaukee Road FP7 diesel engine which is known as the Heritage Train and displayed in a park (Beadle Park) at the center of the city on Highway 9.

A newspaper in the city is the weekly Cresco Times Plain Dealer, published on Wednesdays.



Cresco is located at 43°22′28″N 92°6′54″W / 43.37444°N 92.115°W / 43.37444; -92.115 (43.374491, -92.115121)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,905 people, 1,652 households, and 1,004 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,184.1 people per square mile (456.9/km²). There were 1,791 housing units at an average density of 543.1/sq mi (209.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White, 0.23% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 1,652 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.95.

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