Smithland, Iowa

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Smithland is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 221 at the 2000 census.


Smithland is located at 42°13′45″N 95°55′55″W / 42.22917°N 95.93194°W / 42.22917; -95.93194 (42.229078, -95.931875)[1]. The town is situated near the Little Sioux River, where the river valley courses through the Loess Hills on its way to the floodplain of the Missouri River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 221 people, 101 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 613.0 people per square mile (237.0/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 316.2/sq mi (122.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.10% White, 0.45% Native American, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 17.2% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,722. About 4.0% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


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