Modale, Iowa

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Modale is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 303 at the 2000 census.

Modale just stands for "Missouri-dale", a reference to the nearby Missouri River.[citation needed]


Modale is located at 41°37′12″N 96°0′40″W / 41.62°N 96.01111°W / 41.62; -96.01111 (41.620083, -96.011221)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 303 people, 139 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 280.0 people per square mile (108.3/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 143.3/sq mi (55.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.05% White, 1.32% Native American, and 3.63% from two or more races.

There were 139 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.74.

Age/Gender Breakdown: 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 110.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $39,432. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,111. About 6.7% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.


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