Iowa Falls, Iowa

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Iowa Falls is a city in Hardin County, Iowa, United States. Iowa Falls is the home of Ellsworth Community College. It is also a regional transportation center, located along U.S. Routes 20 and 65 and the Canadian National and Union Pacific Railroads. The population was 5,193 at the 2000 census. A landmark in the city is its movie theater. Built as the Metropolitan Opera House in 1899, it presented plays, operas, and vaudville in the town during the first half of the twentieth century, and today is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Geography

Iowa Falls is located at 42°31′20″N 93°16′2″W / 42.52222°N 93.26722°W / 42.52222; -93.26722 (42.522136, -93.267289).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,193 people, 2,215 households, and 1,331 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,043.1 people per square mile (402.6/km²). There were 2,412 housing units at an average density of 484.5/sq mi (187.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.34% White, 1.21% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

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