Truro, Iowa

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Truro is a town in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 427 at the 2000 census. It was named after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom, by suggestion of the local train conductor, whose hometown was Truro, Cape Cod, MA. The first white settlers came to the Truro area around 1850, mainly from Ohio, and began farming.

Truro is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Truro is located at 41°12′30″N 93°50′44″W / 41.208372°N 93.845496°W / 41.208372; -93.845496 (41.208372, -93.845496).[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.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 427 people, 156 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 432.6 people per square mile (166.5/km2). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 166.1/sq mi (64.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.96% White, 2.11% Native American, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.87% of the population.

There were 156 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $39,500. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,021. About 6.3% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.

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