Clearfield, Iowa

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Clearfield, Iowa
City
Location of Clearfield, Iowa
Location of Clearfield, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°48′0″N 94°28′35″W / 40.80000°N 94.47639°W / 40.80000; -94.47639Coordinates: 40°48′0″N 94°28′35″W / 40.80000°N 94.47639°W / 40.80000; -94.47639
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Taylor, Ringgold
Area[1]
 • Total 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.26 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,263 ft (385 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 363
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 356
 • Density 288.1/sq mi (111.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50840
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-13980
GNIS feature ID 0455468

Clearfield is a city in Taylor and Ringgold counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 363 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Clearfield was platted in 1881 when the Humeston and Shenandoah Railroad was being built through that territory. The town was incorporated in 1882.[4]

Geography[edit]

Clearfield's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 40.800133, -94.476286.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all of it land.[1] Clearfield is known for driving the shuttle buses at the famous Iowa State Fair. Clearfield High School was closed in 1986. The nickname "Orioles" is still used for the towns' little league teams. The grocey store E and E Grocery closed in 2003,but the owners opened up a very nice Bar and Grill named Mickey D's. The gas station Spurrier's then started selling a few grocery items but they closed in 2007. Taygold Co-op saw a need in the community and opened up a tire and Lube center in part of the old Spurrier's building and built onto the building and added a convenience store called Taygold Community Store in July 2011. It has many convenience items including pizza and sandwiches plus all beer, cigaretees, and grocery items. On December 24, 2011 an ATM was added to the store by the State Savings Bank in Clearfield.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 452 —    
1900 698 +54.4%
1910 625 −10.5%
1920 665 +6.4%
1930 607 −8.7%
1940 615 +1.3%
1950 547 −11.1%
1960 504 −7.9%
1970 430 −14.7%
1980 433 +0.7%
1990 417 −3.7%
2000 371 −11.0%
2010 363 −2.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 363 people, 153 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 288.1 inhabitants per square mile (111.2/km2). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 141.3 per square mile (54.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 153 households of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 50.7 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 30.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 371 people, 163 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 459.2 people per square mile (176.8/km2). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 227.7 per square mile (87.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.65% White, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 163 households out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 15.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 34.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,203, and the median income for a family was $35,125. Males had a median income of $26,346 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,810. About 6.2% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 16.3% 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. ^ Crosson, Frank E. (1910). History of Taylor County, Iowa: From the Earliest Historic Times to 1910. Walsworth Publishing Company. p. 203. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Clearfield