Clarence, Iowa

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Clarence, Iowa
City
Location of Clarence, Iowa
Location of Clarence, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°53′16″N 91°3′33″W / 41.88778°N 91.05917°W / 41.88778; -91.05917Coordinates: 41°53′16″N 91°3′33″W / 41.88778°N 91.05917°W / 41.88778; -91.05917
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar
Area[1]
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Land 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 974
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 966
 • Density 1,432.4/sq mi (553.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52216
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-13530
GNIS feature ID 0455423

Clarence is a city in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. The population was 974 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The community was originally called "Onion Grove" because of the widespread growth of wild onions along Mill Creek.[4] The village was moved in order to be close to a railroad line and the name was changed to "Clarence" on the suggestion of Clarence, New York native L. B. Gere.

Clarence was incorporated in 1866.[5]

Geography[edit]

Clarence is located at 41°53′16″N 91°3′33″W / 41.88778°N 91.05917°W / 41.88778; -91.05917 (41.887827, -91.059171),[6] along U.S. Route 30 and the historic Lincoln Highway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), all of it land.[1]

US Route 30 is an east-west highway passing through the community.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 726 —    
1880 607 −16.4%
1890 629 +3.6%
1900 675 +7.3%
1910 662 −1.9%
1920 693 +4.7%
1930 659 −4.9%
1940 685 +3.9%
1950 791 +15.5%
1960 859 +8.6%
1970 915 +6.5%
1980 1,001 +9.4%
1990 936 −6.5%
2000 1,008 +7.7%
2010 974 −3.4%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 974 people, 418 households, and 252 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,432.4 inhabitants per square mile (553.1/km2). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 669.1 per square mile (258.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 418 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44.6 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,008 people, 423 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,594.3 people per square mile (617.8/km²). There were 453 housing units at an average density of 716.5 per square mile (277.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 423 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.89.

23.0% are under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,042, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $30,231 versus $22,614 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,157. About 2.8% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ The History of Cedar County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc.. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 487. 
  5. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 141. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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