Nora Springs, Iowa

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Nora Springs is a city in Cerro Gordo and Floyd Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa, along the Shell Rock River. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,532.

The Cerro Gordo County portion of Nora Springs is part of the Mason City Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Nora Springs is located at 43°8′38″N 93°0′32″W / 43.14389°N 93.00889°W / 43.14389; -93.00889 (43.144010, -93.008929)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.36%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,532 people, 597 households, and 401 families residing in the city. The population density was 700.5 people per square mile (270.1/km²). There were 629 housing units at an average density of 287.6/sq mi (110.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.54% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 597 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,926, and the median income for a family was $43,516. Males had a median income of $28,043 versus $21,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,246. About 3.0% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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