Keswick, Iowa

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Keswick is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 295 at the 2000 census.



The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway built a 66-mile branch to What Cheer via Keswick in 1879[1][2] The town is named for Keswick, England, the home town of a local woman who had offered lodging to the track-laying crew.[3]


Keswick is located at 41°27′14″N 92°14′20″W / 41.45389°N 92.23889°W / 41.45389; -92.23889 (41.453941, -92.238818)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 295 people, 115 households, and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 674.2 people per square mile (258.9/km²). There were 121 housing units at an average density of 276.6/sq mi (106.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.98% White, 0.34% Asian, 0.68% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 22.6% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,354, and the median income for a family was $32,188. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $22,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,779. About 4.7% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.5% of those sixty five or over.

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