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Encyclopedia > Montezuma, Iowa

Montezuma is a city located in Poweshiek County, Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,440. It is the county seat of Poweshiek County6.


Location of Montezuma, Iowa

Montezuma is located at 41°35'5" North, 92°31'31" West (41.584737, -92.525258)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 km˛ (2.5 mi˛). 6.3 km˛ (2.5 mi˛) of it is land and 0.40% is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,440 people, 601 households, and 390 families residing in the city. The population density is 226.9/km˛ (586.9/mi˛). There are 641 housing units at an average density of 101.0/km˛ (261.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 98.75% White, 0.28% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 601 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% are married couples living together, 7.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% are non-families. 31.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,820, and the median income for a family is $43,083. Males have a median income of $31,483 versus $21,450 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,806. 6.4% of the population and 3.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.8% of those under the age of 18 and 5.8% 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=41.584737&longitude=-92.525258&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.584737&lon=-92.525258&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-92.525258&lat=41.584737&w=750&h=500)

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