Thornburg, Iowa

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Thornburg is a city in Keokuk County, Iowa, United States. The population was 84 at the 2000 census.

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History

The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway built a 66-mile branch to What Cheer via Thornburg in 1879[1] The town was founded by the railroad and named in memory of Major Thomas T. Thornburgh, who died in the Meeker Massacre.[2][3] By 1881, Thornburg was at the junction of the line to What Cheer and a branch to Montezuma[4]

Geography

Thornburg is located at 41°27′18″N 92°20′2″W / 41.455°N 92.33389°W / 41.455; -92.33389 (41.454978, -92.333929)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 84 people, 33 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 426.9 people per square mile (162.2/km²). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 183.0/sq mi (69.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 33 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 16.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 115.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 119.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,313, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,954. There were 9.1% of families and 4.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

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