Thor, Iowa

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Thor is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 174 at the 2000 census.



Thor is located at 42°41′19″N 94°2′56″W / 42.68861°N 94.04889°W / 42.68861; -94.04889 (42.688687, -94.048902)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.

Thor was formerly serviced by Iowa Highway 302, which was decommissioned in 1980.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 174 people, 82 households, and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was 174.6 people per square mile (67.2/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 88.3/sq mi (34.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 82 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,000, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,410. About 9.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.1% of those sixty five or over.

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