Massena, Iowa

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Massena is a city in Cass County, Iowa, United States. The population was 414 at the 2000 census. Massena's motto is: "The Home of Friendly People". Massena's sister community is Cumberland, Iowa. Massena is named after Massena, New York.



Massena is located at 41°15′14″N 94°46′8″W / 41.25389°N 94.76889°W / 41.25389; -94.76889 (41.253802, -94.768866)[1] among the rolling hills of Iowa at the intersection of Iowa Highway 92 and Iowa Highway 148.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land. Massena is located approximately half way between Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska, 15 miles south of Interstate 80.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 414 people, 182 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 595.3 people per square mile (228.4/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 277.5/sq mi (106.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.76% White (413 people), and 0.24% from two or more races (1 person). Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population (1 person).

There were 182 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

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