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Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites, parks
Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,190 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Madison County. Winterset is part of the Des Moines − West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Winterset is the birthplace of actor John Wayne.HistoryWinterset was platted during a cool spell in the summer of 1849.GeographyWinterset is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.72sqmi, of which, 4.58sqmi is land and 0.14sqmi is water.Winterset is located about 30 miles southwest of the state capital of Des Moines.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 5,190 people, 2,062 households, and 1,336 families residing in the city. The population density was 1133.2PD/sqmi. There were 2,267 housing units at an average density of 495.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
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