Tripoli, Iowa

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Tripoli (pronounced /trɨˈpoʊlə/ tri-POE-lə) is a city in Bremer County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1310 at the 2000 census. It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Tripoli is located at 42°48′21″N 92°15′27″W / 42.80583°N 92.2575°W / 42.80583; -92.2575 (42.805736, -92.257580)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,310 people, 537 households, and 361 families residing in the city. The population density was 934.7 people per square mile (361.3/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 400.3/sq mi (154.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.78% White, 0.15% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 537 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 30.5% 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 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,444, and the median income for a family was $42,647. Males had a median income of $30,764 versus $22,353 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,882. About 7.3% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

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