St. Donatus, Iowa

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St. Donatus is a city in Jackson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 140 at the 2000 census. St. Donatus is known for its status as a Luxembourger village, with historic architecture and views along U.S. Highway 52. It is the home of a historic Catholic church, which is dedicated to Saint Donatus of Muenstereifel, the town's namesake. It was formerly named Tetes de Morts, which is the name of a creek that flows through the village.


St. Donatus is located at 42°21′38″N 90°32′20″W / 42.36056°N 90.53889°W / 42.36056; -90.53889 (42.360590, -90.538790)[1].

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 140 people, 53 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 383.6 people per square mile (150.2/km²). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 145.2/sq mi (56.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 53 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,750, and the median income for a family was $42,000. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $16,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,369. There were none of the families and 0.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.3% of those over 64.


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