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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Humeston is approximately 559 (1996), 494 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 305 (1990), 234 (2010).
The amount of land area in Humeston is 1.629 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.028 sq kilometers.
The distance from Humeston to Washington DC is 914 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Humeston is positioned 40.86 degrees north of the equator and 93.49 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Humeston median income is $ 15,380 (1990).


in south-central Iowa near the Missouri border. Nearby communities include: Derby, Cambria, Corydon, Le Roy, Garden Grove and Millerton.
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History & History Related Items

Alva Humeston came to the area in 1864, working a large farm near what is now Humeston. The CB&Q Railroad bought 80 acres on the northeast side of the farm to build a town. They named it Humeston for the man from whom they purchased the acreage. He was said to be a good, Christian man who set a good example for everyone around. He died at his son-in-law's home on 29 May 1889 in Fairfield, Iowa after an illness. (this information from the following page which has a great deal of historical information: Humeston Iowa, My Hometown

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The Humeston Railroad Depot and wooden Water Tower
This attraction was built around 1872. The first railroad was the Humeston-Shenendoah Railroad which was later part of the CB&Q (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy) Railroad. The depot is near the Humeston RV Park in the northern part of town.
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Humeston City Government

Humeston City Clerk
Humeston, IA 50123
Phone: 515-877-6841

Humeston Libraries

Humeston Library
113 Broad St
Humeston, IA 50123
Phone: 515-877-4811

Humeston Schools

Mormon Trail Community School
403 Spring St
Humeston, IA 50123-1006
Phone: 515-877-2521 Humeston


The population of Humeston was:
1980 - 671
1990 - 553
1996 - 559

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