New Market, Iowa

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New Market is a city in Taylor County, Iowa, United States. The population was 456 at the 2000 census.



New Market is located at 40°43′49″N 94°54′5″W / 40.73028°N 94.90139°W / 40.73028; -94.90139 (40.730414, -94.901423)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 456 people, 205 households, and 128 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,038.7 people per square mile (400.1/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 510.2/sq mi (196.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.34% White, 0.22% Native American and 0.44% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 205 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,771, and the median income for a family was $34,896. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $25,227 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,381. About 15.7% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.


Further reading

  • Hartman, Chester. Poverty and Race in America. Lanham: Lexington, 2006.

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