Britt, Iowa

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Britt is a city in Hancock County, Iowa, United States, and is the home of the National Hobo Convention. The population was 2,052 at the 2000 census.



Britt is located at 43°5′47″N 93°48′4″W / 43.09639°N 93.80111°W / 43.09639; -93.80111 (43.096363, -93.801234)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,052 people, 873 households, and 552 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,680.5 people per square mile (649.4/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 761.6/sq mi (294.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.69% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 4.82% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.75% of the population.

There were 873 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,150, and the median income for a family was $41,495. Males had a median income of $28,027 versus $20,611 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,130. About 5.7% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.


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