Nashua, Iowa

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Nashua is a city in Chickasaw and Floyd counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,618. The famed Little Brown Church featured in the song "The Church in the Wildwood" is located in Nashua.

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Geography

Nashua is located at 42°57′8″N 92°32′17″W / 42.95222°N 92.53806°W / 42.95222; -92.53806 (42.952231, -92.537944)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (6.46%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,618 people, 691 households, and 469 families residing in the city. The population density was 658.2 people per square mile (253.9/km²). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 300.6/sq mi (116.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.26% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 691 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

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