Humeston, Iowa

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Humeston is a city in Wayne County, Iowa, United States. The population was 543 at the 2000 census.


Humeston is located at 40°51′37″N 93°29′44″W / 40.86028°N 93.49556°W / 40.86028; -93.49556 (40.860327, -93.495523)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.56% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 543 people, 265 households, and 148 families residing in the city. The population density was 862.5 people per square mile (332.8/km²). There were 299 housing units at an average density of 474.9/sq mi (183.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.53% White, 0.55% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 265 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 81.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $33,214. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $16,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,617. About 13.9% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.


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