Doon, Iowa

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Doon is a city in Lyon County, Iowa, United States, along the Rock River. The population was 533 at the 2000 census. The BNSF, or Burlington, Northern & Santa Fe Railway, passes through Doon.



Located on a plateau on the eastern bank of the Rock River, the city was named after the River Doon, made famous as the subject of Robert Burns' poem, Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon. Founded by G. W. Bowers and A. H. Davison on September 6, 1889, the railway town was connected first by the Rock Valley Railway, followed by the Iowa & Dakota Railroad. The city was incorporated on March 8, 1892.


Doon is located at 43°16′43″N 96°13′55″W / 43.27861°N 96.23194°W / 43.27861; -96.23194 (43.278727, -96.231922)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land. Doon is drained by the Rock River, a tributary of the Big Sioux River.

The city is crossed by US 75.svg U.S. Route 75 and Iowa 167.svg Iowa Highway 167.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 533 people, 202 households, and 151 families residing in the city. The population density was 924.1 people per square mile (354.8/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 376.2/sq mi (144.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.81% White and 0.19% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

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