|• Total||1.71 sq mi (4.44 km2)|
|• Land||1.71 sq mi (4.44 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||860 ft (260 m)|
|• Density||86/sq mi (33.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||457596|
Homestead is in northeastern Iowa County at the junction of U.S. Route 151 with U.S. Route 6. US 151 leads northeast 22 miles (35 km) to Cedar Rapids and west then south 7 miles (11 km) to Interstate 80, while US 6 leads east 19 miles (31 km) to Iowa City and west 11 miles (18 km) to Marengo, the Iowa County seat. Amana is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north of Homestead along US 151.
In 1881, Homestead contained a train depot, hotel, post office, grain elevator, meeting house, schoolhouse, general store, lumber yard, and a large distributing warehouse.
- Ashton Kutcher and his family lived four miles out of town. Ashton refers to Homestead as his hometown, as he lived there after his family relocated.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Homestead CDP, Iowa". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
- The History of Iowa County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Union Historical Company. 1881. p. 766.
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