Tabor, Iowa

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Tabor is a city in Fremont and Mills counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 993 at the 2000 census.



Tabor is located at 40°53′48″N 95°40′21″W / 40.89667°N 95.6725°W / 40.89667; -95.6725 (40.896605, -95.672368)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


The abolitionist John Brown kept a store of weapons here, and met here with other conspirators to plan his raids in Kansas and Virginia, including the Raid on Harpers Ferry. This was the home of the abolitionist John Todd, a 'conductor' on the Underground Railroad. Tabor College was once located here although the only building remaining from the college is now now subdivided into apartments.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 993 people, 387 households, and 267 families residing in the city. The population density was 777.4 people per square mile (299.5/km²). There were 416 housing units at an average density of 325.7/sq mi (125.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.60% White, 0.10% Asian, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 387 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% have someone living alone who is 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.91.

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