Marne, Iowa

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Marne is a city in Cass County, Iowa, United States. The population was 149 at the 2000 census.



Marne got its beginnings when in 1875 when German investors from a settlement in Davenport, Iowa filed papers and plotted the land purchased from Thomas Meredith. The city's name origins came from a city in Germany called Marne. [1]


Marne is located at 41°26′55″N 95°6′43″W / 41.44861°N 95.11194°W / 41.44861; -95.11194 (41.448586, -95.111919)[2]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 149 people, 62 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 259.5 people per square mile (100.9/km²). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 118.4/sq mi (46.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.32% White, 0.67% Native American, and 2.01% from two or more races.

There were 62 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $36,806. Males had a median income of $26,406 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,998. There were 8.1% of families and 9.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 8.3% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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