Ricketts, Iowa

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Ricketts is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States, along the Middle Soldier River. The population was 144 at the 2000 census.


Ricketts is located at 42°7′46″N 95°34′28″W / 42.12944°N 95.57444°W / 42.12944; -95.57444 (42.129521, -95.574532)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 144 people, 56 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 564.6 people per square mile (213.8/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 239.2/sq mi (90.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.31% White, 0.69% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 56 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 12.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $12,292 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,017. There were 8.3% of families and 12.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 25.0% of under eighteens and 6.1% of those over 64.


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