Denison, Iowa

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Denison is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States, along the Boyer River. The population was 7,339 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Crawford County.[1]



Denison is located at 42°1′2″N 95°21′4″W / 42.01722°N 95.35111°W / 42.01722; -95.35111 (42.017187, -95.351124).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²), of which, 6.2 square miles (16.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.48%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,339 people, 2,674 households, and 1,756 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,185.5 people per square mile (457.8/km²). There were 2,837 housing units at an average density of 458.3/sq mi (177.0/km²). The racial makeup as reported by the Census was 86.92% White, 1.59% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 9.02% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.36% of the population.

Racial diversity in Dension has been increasing since the mid-1980s. According to a New York Times article, in 2005, 20% of highschool age children identify as a racial minority compared to approximately 50% of kindergarteners.[4]

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