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Encyclopedia > Crescent, Iowa

Crescent is a city located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 537.


Location of Crescent, Iowa

Crescent is located at 41°21'49" North, 95°51'32" West (41.363656, -95.858789)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 km˛ (1.3 mi˛). 3.3 km˛ (1.3 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 537 people, 192 households, and 153 families residing in the city. The population density is 164.6/km˛ (426.9/mi˛). There are 195 housing units at an average density of 59.8/km˛ (155.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 98.32% White, 0.00% African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 192 households out of which 33.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% are married couples living together, 5.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% are non-families. 15.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.80 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $60,000, and the median income for a family is $61,042. Males have a median income of $32,917 versus $29,125 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,548. 2.5% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 11.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.363656&longitude=-95.858789&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.363656&lon=-95.858789&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-95.858789&lat=41.363656&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
IAGenWeb - Pottawattamie Co, Iowa - History: Crescent Township (1539 words)
At the latter date, a petition signed by A. and thirty-seven other citizens of the territory comprising Crescent Township, asking that the territory be set off as a new township and it was granted.
The first highway opened was the road from Crescent City to Council Bluffs, through the valley of the Little Pigeon, and in the crossing of that stream the first bridge was built.
Crescent was laid out, platted, the streets named, a newspaper started called the Crescent City Oracle.
Mt. Crescent, Iowa by SkiMall.Net. The premier online shopping, snow and ski source (145 words)
Crescent provides Midwest skiers with a variety of slopes to teach new skiers and challenge experienced ones.
Crescent's snowmaking system consists of 20 large snow cannons, two pumps, two holding ponds and miles of underground piping.
Crescent's ski school has PSIA certified and trained instructors and offers the ATS approach for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders.
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