Calmar, Iowa

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Calmar, Iowa
City
Motto: "If you lived in Calmar, you'd be home now!"[1]
Location of Calmar, Iowa
Location of Calmar, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°10′55″N 91°51′59″W / 43.18194°N 91.86639°W / 43.18194; -91.86639Coordinates: 43°10′55″N 91°51′59″W / 43.18194°N 91.86639°W / 43.18194; -91.86639
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Winneshiek
Area[2]
 • Total 1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Land 1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 978
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 973
 • Density 914.0/sq mi (352.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52132
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-10045
GNIS feature ID 0455057
Website City of Calmar, Iowa Website

Calmar is a city in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 978 at the 2010 census. It is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 52 and State highways 150 and 24. Both 150 and 24 have their terminating points in Calmar.

History[edit]

Calmar was platted in 1854. It was named after Kalmar, a city in Sweden.[5]

The settlement experienced growth in 1868 when the railroad was built through it.[6] Calmar was incorporated on July 14, 1869.[7]

Geography[edit]

Calmar is located at 43°10′55″N 91°51′59″W / 43.18194°N 91.86639°W / 43.18194; -91.86639 (43.182054, -91.866446).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 617 —    
1890 813 +31.8%
1900 1,003 +23.4%
1910 849 −15.4%
1920 1,039 +22.4%
1930 915 −11.9%
1940 903 −1.3%
1950 937 +3.8%
1960 954 +1.8%
1970 1,008 +5.7%
1980 1,053 +4.5%
1990 1,026 −2.6%
2000 1,058 +3.1%
2010 978 −7.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 978 people, 444 households, and 252 families residing in the city. The population density was 914.0 inhabitants per square mile (352.9 /km2). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 459.8 per square mile (177.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 444 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 13.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,058 people, 452 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,006.8 people per square mile (389.0/km²). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 458.7 per square mile (177.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.87% White, 0.19% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 452 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 14.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $50,063. Males had a median income of $29,875 versus $21,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,958. About 3.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Calmar is the home to one of two campuses of Northeast Iowa Community College.

South Winneshiek High School is located in Calmar. Its elementary and middle schools are located in Ossian.

Notable people[edit]

  • John Brayshaw Kaye - poet and former mayor of Calmar
  • Birthplace of Donald F. Krysan LCDR, USN Pearl Harbor survivor. (USS Maryland BB 46)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Calmar, Iowa". City of Calmar, Iowa. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Calmar, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bailey, Edwin C. (1913). Past and Present of Winneshiek County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement. S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. p. 207. 
  7. ^ "Calmar, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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