Klemme, Iowa

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Klemme, Iowa
City
Location of Klemme, Iowa
Location of Klemme, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°0′26″N 93°36′5″W / 43.00722°N 93.60139°W / 43.00722; -93.60139Coordinates: 43°0′26″N 93°36′5″W / 43.00722°N 93.60139°W / 43.00722; -93.60139
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
Area[1]
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,220 ft (372 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 507
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 496
 • Density 994.1/sq mi (383.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50449
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-41655
GNIS feature ID 0458123

Klemme is a city in Hancock County, Iowa, United States. The population was 507 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The city is named for Harmon J. Klemme, the original landowner.[4] Klemme was established in 1889, and incorporated in 1899.[5]

A large wind farm is located southwest of Klemme.

Geography[edit]

Klemme is located at 43°0′26″N 93°36′5″W / 43.00722°N 93.60139°W / 43.00722; -93.60139 (43.007317, -93.601321)[6] near the East Branch Iowa River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 262 —    
1910 306 +16.8%
1920 468 +52.9%
1930 463 −1.1%
1940 528 +14.0%
1950 555 +5.1%
1960 615 +10.8%
1970 554 −9.9%
1980 620 +11.9%
1990 587 −5.3%
2000 593 +1.0%
2010 507 −14.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 507 people, 219 households, and 132 families residing in the city. The population density was 994.1 inhabitants per square mile (383.8/km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 494.1 per square mile (190.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 219 households of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 593 people, 246 households, and 170 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,161.0 people per square mile (448.9/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 524.7 per square mile (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.82% White, 0.17% Asian, 1.01% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.90.

25.5% are under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,614, and the median income for a family was $36,625. Males had a median income of $27,426 versus $18,281 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,581. About 4.3% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Klemme was long the home of the Klemme Community School, which ended in 1994.[citation needed]

Grain Co-op[edit]

Klemme was also home to a farmers' co-op grain elevator, which owned a fleet of pink FMC covered hopper railcars, some of which have been resold in recent years and still are in revenue service.

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. ^ History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa. Pioneer Publishing Company. 1917. p. 286. 
  5. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  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.