Norway, Iowa

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Norway is a city in Benton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 601 at the 2000 census. The city is about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of downtown Cedar Rapids. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area. Norway is the setting of the movie The Final Season.



Norway is located at 41°54′12″N 91°55′24″W / 41.90333°N 91.92333°W / 41.90333; -91.92333 (41.903299, -91.923375)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


The Union Pacific Railroad runs on the edge of town.


Norway was platted in 1863 by Osborn Tuttle, a Norwegian by birth, two years after the Chicago and Northwestern Railway had reached this part of the county. Tuttle donated five acres of ground to the railway company with the condition that the new town should bear the name of his native country. During 1864, Tuttle laid out the town site north of the railway truck, which he had recorded as Norway. [2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 601 people, 241 households, and 173 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,320.9 people per square mile (515.7/km²). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 542.9/sq mi (211.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.00% White, 0.50% African American, 0.50% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.17% of the population.

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