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Solon is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is located a few miles from Lake MacBride State Park and the larger cities of Coralville and Iowa City. The population was 2,037 at the 2010 census.HistorySolon was platted in 1840. It is named for the classical Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and lyric poet Solon. Ironically, the local high school's mascot is the Spartans; Sparta was famously an enemy of Athens, Solon's home. The National Register of Historic Places-listed Stone Academy is just north of town.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.39sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,037 people, 759 households, and 528 families residing in the city. The population density was 1465.5PD/sqmi. There were 832 housing units at an average density of 598.6/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
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