Ralston, Iowa

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Ralston is a city in Carroll and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 98 at the 2000 census.


Ralston is located at 42°2′30″N 94°37′50″W / 42.04167°N 94.63056°W / 42.04167; -94.63056 (42.041801, -94.630538)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 98 people, 39 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 49.6 people per square mile (19.1/km²). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 23.8/sq mi (9.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 39 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 122.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $44,000. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,746. There were no families and 0.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.


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