Iowa Colony, Texas

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Iowa Colony is a village in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. The population was 804 at the 2000 census.

Iowa Colony was founded as a major speed trap along State Highway 288 in 1965, as it has five short areas (fingers) of its city limits that cross over 288. This allowed the Iowa Colony Police to consider speeders crossing through these fingers as ticketable. Iowa Colony is now patrolled by the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.

The name of the town was given "Iowa Colony" because many of the first-generation residents were farmers who moved from Iowa to escape a cold climate, and wanted to farm all year round, which was possible in Southeast Texas.



Iowa Colony is located at 29°26′35″N 95°24′56″W / 29.44306°N 95.41556°W / 29.44306; -95.41556 (29.442963, -95.415607)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.8 square miles (14.9 km²), of which, 5.8 square miles (14.9 km²) of it is land and 0.17% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 804 people, 279 households, and 219 families residing in the village. The population density was 139.7 people per square mile (53.9/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 52.5/sq mi (20.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 73.01% White, 6.72% African American, 0.12% Native American, 7.34% Asian, 11.19% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.12% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

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