Galva, Iowa

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Galva is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 368 at the 2000 census.


Galva is located at 42°30′22″N 95°25′5″W / 42.50611°N 95.41806°W / 42.50611; -95.41806 (42.506231, -95.418036)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 368 people, 164 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 573.2 people per square mile (222.0/km²). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 288.2/sq mi (111.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.18% White, 0.54% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races.

There were 164 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 27.4% 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 2.71.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 30.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,577, and the median income for a family was $33,438. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,062. About 5.4% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.


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