Dedham, Iowa

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Dedham is a city in Carroll County, Iowa, United States. The population was 280 at the 2000 census.


Dedham is located at 41°54′31″N 94°49′22″W / 41.90861°N 94.82278°W / 41.90861; -94.82278 (41.908650, -94.822832)[1] at the junction of Brushy and Dedham Creeks.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 280 people, 113 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 483.5 people per square mile (186.4/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 202.1/sq mi (77.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 36.3% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $37,639. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $15,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,505. About 7.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.4% of those sixty five or over.


Arcadia | Breda | Carroll | Coon Rapids‡ | Dedham | Glidden | Halbur | Lanesboro | Lidderdale | Manning | Ralston‡ | Templeton | Willey

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