McDowell Bridge spanning North Skunk River
Location of Montezuma, Iowa
|• Total||2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)|
|• Land||2.48 sq mi (6.42 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||951 ft (290 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,451|
|• Density||589.5/sq mi (227.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0459191|
Montezuma's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 41.584737, -92.525258.
|Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,462 people, 632 households, and 399 families residing in the city. The population density was 589.5 inhabitants per square mile (227.6/km2). There were 692 housing units at an average density of 279.0 per square mile (107.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 632 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,440 people, 601 households, and 390 families residing in the city. The population density was 586.9 people per square mile (226.9/km²). There were 641 housing units at an average density of 261.3 per square mile (101.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.75% White, 0.28% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.35% Asian, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.
There were 601 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.
23.6% were 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% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,820, and the median income for a family was $43,083. Males had a median income of $31,483 versus $21,450 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,806. About 3.8% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
Montezuma is home to the Montezuma Community School a K-12 school district. The mascots are the Braves and Bravettes and the school colors are blue and white.
Montezuma residents have access to Montezuma Medical Clinic, located at 101 West Washington. When hospitalization is required the closest and most convenient hospital for residents is Grinnell Regional Medical Center, located at 210 4th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa.
- Robin Brown (born 1961) teacher and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
- Thomas Jefferson Cowie (1857–1936) Rear admiral in the United States Navy with the destroyer USS Cowie (DD-632) named in his honor.
- Marsena E. Cutts (1833–1883) teacher, lawyer, and politician serving in both the Iowa House and Senate and the U.S. House.
- Thomas Harris MacDonald (1881–1957) highway advocate and bureaucrat, chief of the Iowa State Highway Commission and both chief and commissioner of the Bureau of Public Roads.
- 10th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
- Poweshiek County Courthouse
- Central Iowa Railway
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|Wikisource has the text of a 1905 New International Encyclopedia article about Montezuma, Iowa.|
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