Hopkinton, Iowa

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Hopkinton is a city in Delaware County, Iowa, United States. The population was 681 at the 2000 census.



The city is the former home of Lenox College, a small school that closed in 1944. The old campus is still maintained as a museum.


Hopkinton is located at 42°20′35″N 91°14′51″W / 42.34306°N 91.2475°W / 42.34306; -91.2475 (42.343007, -91.247449),[1] near the Maquoketa River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 681 people, 275 households, and 187 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.5 people per square mile (424.1/km²). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 473.2/sq mi (181.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.68% White, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 275 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% 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 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,958, and the median income for a family was $42,589. Males had a median income of $28,333 versus $19,773 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,707. About 3.4% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

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