Iona, Minnesota

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Iona is a city in Murray County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 173 at the 2000 census



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 173 people, 80 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 219.9 people per square mile (84.6/km²). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 115.6/sq mi (44.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.95% White, 1.16% Asian, 0.58% Pacific Islander, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.

1960 - 328
1970 - 260
1980 -
1990 - 158
2000 - 173
2008 - 155

There were 80 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,746. About 8.3% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.2% of those sixty five or over.


Iona was incorporated as a village on January 22, 1896 and was named after the Scottish island of Iona.


Iona is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Iona is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.

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