Barnes City

Barnes CityHome of the "Best Little Figure 8 Track in Iowa!"

Barnes City is a clean, small town living with lots of community pride.


(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010)

Population: 176
Total Area (in square miles): 1.01
Land Area (in square miles): 1.01
Water Area (in square miles): 0

Housing Units

Total Housing Units:102 102
Occupied Housing Units: 96
Vacant Housing Units: 6
Seasonal, Recreational, or occasional use: 0

Mahaska County Labor Force (Source:Iowa Workforce Development)
May 2016 (April 2016 in parenthesis)
Not seasonally adjusted - Benchmark: 2014

Resident Civilian Labor Force 11,920 (11,950)
Resident Unemployed: 430 (440)
Percent Unemployed: 3.6 (3.7)
Resident Total Employed: 11,480 (11,500)
Labor Mgmt. Disputes
(# Persons)
0 (0)

(Note: Labor Force Statistics are only available county-wide through IWD)

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Government Information

Type of Government

Contact Information
Mayor: Barb Davis
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City Clerk: Molly Loving
City Manager:
City Council Members: Don Baker, Alva Calvert, Rusty Lindenman, and Virgil Roorda

Meeting Notices

In the News


Community Information

Who to Call

Who to call for phone, cable, trash removal, utilities -- hookups
and problems phone would be Barnes City Telephone, cable would be
Montezuma Telephone and Cable, trash would be the city office, and
utilities would be MidAmerican Energy.

Licenses and Permits

Requests should be submitted along with a copy of plans and dimensions to the City Council for approval at the council meeting.