Diagonal, Iowa

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Diagonal is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa, United States. The population was 312 at the 2000 census.


Diagonal is located at 40°48′32″N 94°20′29″W / 40.80889°N 94.34139°W / 40.80889; -94.34139 (40.808819, -94.341510)[1] along the Grand River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 312 people, 139 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 343.5 people per square mile (132.4/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 169.6/sq mi (65.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 139 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,063, and the median income for a family was $28,393. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,601. About 16.5% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.


Beaconsfield | Benton | Clearfield‡ | Delphos | Diagonal | Kellerton | Maloy | Mount Ayr | Redding | Shannon City‡ | Tingley

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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