Lester, Iowa

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Lester is a city in Lyon County, Iowa, United States. The population was 251 at the 2000 census.



Lester is located at 43°26′15″N 96°20′0″W / 43.4375°N 96.333333°W / 43.4375; -96.333333 (43.437475, -96.333322).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 251 people, 103 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 138.3 people per square mile (53.5/km²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 60.6/sq mi (23.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.20% White, and 0.80% from two or more races.

There were 103 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $47,083. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,410. About 3.1% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty five or over.


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