Iowa’s Smallest Town Has A Population Of Under 15 People
We can complain about our small hometowns all we want but there's two in Iowa that have the market cornered.
When I first moved to the QC, I got asked all the time "why?". My hometown is maybe half the size of Davenport and trust me, it's lovely to move to a totally different place in the country where no one knows anything about you because they didn't hear it from your brother's friend's hairdresser.
Small towns abound in the midwest but there two towns in Iowa that are truly tiny, yet are still incorporated cities. And one has roots that you're definitely familiar with.
The two smallest towns in Iowa have fluctuated in population sizes (not by much though) over the last several years but they're just about tied.
Le Roy, Iowa: Population- 11
It is in Decatur County and has an area of just 0.33 square miles.
Beaconsfield, Iowa: Population- 15
Not lagging far behind Le Roy is Beaconsfield, Iowa, which is actually the birthplace of Hy-Vee grocery stores. The estimated population in Beaconsfield, according to World Population Review, is about 15 people.
Hy-Vee isn't this only tiny town's claim to fame. It is also the home of astronaut Peggy Whitson, a trailblazer in space travel who still holds the record for longest time spent in space by any American.
Geography-wise, it's just slightly bigger than Le Roy, at only 0.72 square miles.