Location of Ireton, Iowa
|o Total||1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)|
|o Land||1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)|
|o Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,424 ft (434 m)|
| o Estimate |
|o Density||587.25/sq mi (226.74/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0457850|
|Website||City of Ireton|
Ireton is located at (42.974206, -96.317640).
Indian Creek, a tributary of the Big Sioux River flows through the northern part of the city.
As of the census of 2010, there were 609 people, 246 households, and 174 families living in the city. The population density was 603.0 inhabitants per square mile (232.8/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 253.5 per square mile (97.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.2% African American, 1.8% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.
There were 246 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 585 people, 235 households, and 172 families living in the city. The population density was 581.4 people per square mile (223.6/km2). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 247.5 per square mile (95.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.15% White, 0.17% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.
There were 235 households, out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $30,673 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,879. About 1.7% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
Ireton, Hawarden, Chatsworth,and surrounding rural areas formed the West Sioux Community School District in the fall of 1959. Prior to that time, education in Ireton was provided by the Ireton Public School. The town is home to the Ireton Elementary Center which offers classes for grades kindergarten through first.
The town is also home to Ireton Christian School. The Ireton Christian School offers classes for grades Kindergarten through eight. It is a member of Christian Schools International.