Marengo, Iowa

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Marengo is a city in and the county seat of Iowa County, Iowa, United States.[1] The population was 2,535 at the 2000 census. It has served as the county seat since August 1845, even though it was not incorporated until July 1859.[2]



Marengo is located at 41°47′50″N 92°4′10″W / 41.79722°N 92.06944°W / 41.79722; -92.06944 (41.797227, -92.069550).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.78%) is water.

The Iowa River passes north of town.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,535 people, 1,057 households, and 658 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,210.5 people per square mile (468.3/km²). There were 1,135 housing units at an average density of 542.0/sq mi (209.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, 0.28% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 1,057 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.98.

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