Manly, Iowa

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Manly is a city in Worth County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,342 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Manly is located at 43°17′16″N 93°12′14″W / 43.28778°N 93.20389°W / 43.28778; -93.20389 (43.287766, -93.203800)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.


Manly is the home of the Central Springs Panthers.[2] They are in a whole-grade sharing agreement with the Nora Springs-Rock Falls school district. The high school, and half of the elementary students (originating in the Manly and Plymouth region) to go school in Manly, while the middle schoolers, and half of the elementary kids (originating near the Nora Springs, Rock Falls area) go to school in the Nora Springs building. The school colors are blue and black, the mascot being a panther. The school song is the M. S. U. School Song, shortened so that the cheerleaders can dance to it.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,342 people, 559 households, and 367 families residing in the city. The population density was 933.2 people per square mile (359.8/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 413.1/sq mi (159.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.47% White, 0.97% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

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