Calmar, Iowa

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Calmar, Iowa
Calmar Passenger Depot
Calmar Passenger Depot
Motto(s): 
"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
CountyWinneshiek
Area
 • Total1.10 sq mi (2.86 km2)
 • Land1.10 sq mi (2.86 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,260 ft (384 m)
Population
 • Total978
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
917
 • Density829.86/sq mi (320.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52132
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-10045
GNIS feature ID0455057
WebsiteCity of Calmar, Iowa Website

Calmar is a city in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. The population was 978 at the 2010 census. It is at the junction of U.S. Route 52 and State highways 150 and 24, with both state routes terminating 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 land.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880617—    
1890813+31.8%
19001,003+23.4%
1910849−15.4%
19201,039+22.4%
1930915−11.9%
1940903−1.3%
1950937+3.8%
1960954+1.8%
19701,008+5.7%
19801,053+4.5%
19901,026−2.6%
20001,058+3.1%
2010978−7.6%
2019917−6.2%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 978 people, 444 households, and 252 families living 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[11] of 2000, there were 1,058 people, 452 households, and 269 families living 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 home to one of two campuses of Northeast Iowa Community College.

The community is within the South Winneshiek Community School District.[12] South Winneshiek High School is in Calmar. Its elementary and middle schools are in Ossian.

CFS Catholic School formed as a consolidation of Catholic schools in Calmar, Festina, and Spillville. Prior to fall 2020 its campuses are St. Aloysius Center in Calmar and St. Wenceslaus Center in Spillville.[13] In 2019 CFS and St. Theresa of Calcutta in Ossian announced plans to consolidate into a single school, with the Calmar campus closing. Beginning fall 2020 the Ossian campus will house grades K-2 and middle school while the Spillville campus will house grades 3-4.[14]

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Calmar, Iowa". City of Calmar, Iowa. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  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. pp. 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ "South Winneshiek" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  13. ^ "EDUCATION AND FORMATION PERSONNEL". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque. 2000-09-15. Archived from the original on 2000-09-15. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  14. ^ Blake, Lissa (2019-05-21). "St. Theresa of Calcutta DeSales Catholic, CFS consolidate". Decorah Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-04-07.

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