Homestead, Iowa

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Homestead, Iowa
Unincorporated community
Homestead, Iowa is located in Iowa
Homestead, Iowa
Homestead, Iowa
Location within the state of Iowa
Coordinates: 41°45′34″N 91°52′02″W / 41.75944°N 91.86722°W / 41.75944; -91.86722Coordinates: 41°45′34″N 91°52′02″W / 41.75944°N 91.86722°W / 41.75944; -91.86722
Country United States
State Iowa
County Iowa
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 148
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 52236
GNIS feature ID 457596

Homestead is an unincorporated community in Iowa County, Iowa, United States. It has the ZIP code 52236.

Homestead is a census-designated place with the population recorded as 148 in the 2010 census.[1]

The Amana Colonies purchased the town from the Rock Island Railroad to use as a transportation hub. A meteorite struck the town in 1875.

In 1881, Homestead contained a train depot, hotel, post office, grain elevator, meeting house, schoolhouse, general store, lumber yard, and a large distributing warehouse.[2]

Homestead is also the home to the family of Ashton Kutcher, as he and his family lived four miles out of town. Ashton refers to Homestead as his hometown, as he lived there after his family relocated.

See also[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Jeff Berger, former Deputy Director of the Iowa Department of Education [3]


  1. ^ a b "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  2. ^ The History of Iowa County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Union Historical Company. 1881. p. 766. 
  3. ^ "Iowa education deputy no longer with agency". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2017-01-30.