La Motte, Iowa

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La Motte is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 272 at the 2000 census.


La Motte is located at 42°17′42″N 90°37′14″W / 42.295°N 90.62056°W / 42.295; -90.62056 (42.294910, -90.620455),[1] in hilly countryside.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 272 people, 105 households, and 80 families residing in the city. The population density was 582.6 people per square mile (223.4/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 224.9/sq mi (86.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.26% White, and 0.74% from two or more races.

There were 105 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $25,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,794. About 4.7% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.9% of those sixty five or over.


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