Olin, Iowa

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Olin is a city in Jones County, Iowa, United States. The population was 716 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Olin is located at 41°59′51″N 91°8′24″W / 41.9975°N 91.14°W / 41.9975; -91.14 (41.997599, -91.139924)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 1.00% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 716 people, 291 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 720.1 people per square mile (279.2/km²). There were 323 housing units at an average density of 324.8/sq mi (126.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.42% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 291 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,906, and the median income for a family was $39,091. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,809. About 7.5% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


Olin has a K-12 school system, the Olin Lions.

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