Minden, Iowa

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Minden is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 564 at the 2000 census. It has possessed a post office since 1875.[1]


Minden is located at 41°28′1″N 95°32′32″W / 41.46694°N 95.54222°W / 41.46694; -95.54222 (41.467002, -95.542231)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 564 people, 222 households, and 160 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,603.3 people per square mile (622.2/km²). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 670.9/sq mi (260.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.82% White, 0.18% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 222 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,054, and the median income for a family was $49,583. Males had a median income of $30,809 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,048. About 2.6% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


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