Luther, Iowa

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Luther is a city in Worth Township, Boone County, Iowa, United States. The population was 158 at the 2000 census. It is part of the 'Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area', which is a part of the larger 'Ames-Boone, Iowa Combined Statistical Area'.


Luther is located at 41°58′2″N 93°49′7″W / 41.96722°N 93.81861°W / 41.96722; -93.81861 (41.967125, -93.818747)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

The community is located on State Highway 17, and is southwest of Ames.

Luther used to be served by a branch of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad which ran from Madrid to Boone. The line was trimmed back from Boone to Luther in the 1960s. Sporadic freight service continued to serve the grain elevator in Luther until the line was totally removed in the late 1960's.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 158 people, 55 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 204.1 people per square mile (79.2/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 76.2/sq mi (29.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.37% White and 0.63% Asian.

There were 55 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,964, and the median income for a family was $41,786. Males had a median income of $29,250 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,393. About 11.9% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 23.8% of those sixty five or over.


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