Maloy, Iowa

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Maloy is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa, United States, along the Platte River. The population was 28 at the 2000 census.



Settlement of the western part of Ringgold County began in the 1850s. Maloy was platted in 1887, in the same year as the railroad arrived. Maloy was incorporated as a city in 1901. In 1917, the two-story brick Maloy High School was built; after serving from 1920 to 1952, it became an elementary school in the Mount Ayr Community School District.[citation needed]

A major fire on June 17, 1931, razed the Catholic Church, five businesses, a house, and a barn.[1] The school closed in 1972 and was torn down in 1987. The railroad, which once offered both freight and passenger service, was dismantled in 1985.[citation needed]

Today, the city is governed by a mayor and three-member city council.[citation needed]


Maloy is located at 40°40′30″N 94°24′47″W / 40.675°N 94.41306°W / 40.675; -94.41306 (40.674921, -94.413057)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 28 people, 10 households, and 7 families residing in the city. The population density was 45.1 people per square mile (17.4/km²). There were 11 housing units at an average density of 17.7/sq mi (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 10 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 14.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

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