Letts, Iowa

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Letts is a city in Louisa County, Iowa, United States. The population was 392 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Muscatine Micropolitan Statistical Area. The name is from local benefactor, Maddison Letts.


Letts is located at 41°19′45″N 91°14′11″W / 41.32917°N 91.23639°W / 41.32917; -91.23639 (41.329049, -91.236356)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 392 people, 146 households, and 113 families residing in the city. The population density was 706.3 people per square mile (275.2/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 272.1/sq mi (106.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.68% White, 0.51% African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.

There were 146 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,285. About 4.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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