Stuart, Iowa
Stuart is a city in Lincoln Township
Lincoln Township, Adair County, Iowa
Lincoln Township is one of seventeen townships in Adair County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 912.-Geography:Lincoln Township covers an area of and contains one incorporated settlement, Stuart. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Calvary.-External links:* *...

, Adair County, and in Stuart Township, Guthrie County
Guthrie County, Iowa
-2010 census:The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,954 in the county, with a population density of . There were 5,756 housing units, of which 4,544 were occupied.-2000 census:...

, in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Iowa
Iowa is a state located in the Midwestern United States, an area often referred to as the "American Heartland". It derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many American Indian tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration. Iowa was a part of the French colony of New...

. That part of the city within Guthrie County is part of the Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the US state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small portion of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857...

West Des Moines
West Des Moines, Iowa
West Des Moines is a city in Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 46,403; a special census taken in the spring of 2005 counted 51,744 residents and the United States Census Bureau estimated that 53,889 residents lived there in...

 Metropolitan Statistical Area
Des Moines metropolitan area
The Des Moines metropolitan area, officially known as the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area , consists of five counties in central Iowa, United States: Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, and Guthrie...

. The population was 1,712 at the 2000 census.


Stuart is located at 41°30′13"N 94°19′14"W (41.503650, -94.320433).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 2 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 1,712 people, 695 households, and 460 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 846.0 people per square mile (327.2/km²). There were 742 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.53% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 695 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples
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 living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,491, and the median income for a family was $41,600. Males had a median income of $31,156 versus $21,638 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $17,113. About 6.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Osborn Deignan
    Osborn Deignan
    Osborn Warren Deignan was an enlisted sailor and later a Warrant Officer in the United States Navy. He received his country's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for actions in the Spanish-American War...

     - received Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor
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     for actions in the Spanish–American War
  • Buck Shaw
    Buck Shaw
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     - offensive tackle who blocked for George Gipp
    George Gipp
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     on Knute Rockne
    Knute Rockne
    Knute Kenneth Rockne was an American football player and coach. He is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history...

    's first undefeated University of Notre Dame
    University of Notre Dame
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     football team, the first football head coach at the United States Air Force Academy
    United States Air Force Academy
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    , the Philadelphia Eagles
    Philadelphia Eagles
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     head coach who won 1960 NFL Championship
    1960 Philadelphia Eagles season
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    , and the only coach to have beaten Vince Lombardi
    Vince Lombardi
    Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi was an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight league championships and five in seven years, including winning the first two Super Bowls following the 1966 and...

    in the playoffs.

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