Delmar, Iowa

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Delmar, Iowa
City
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot
Location of Delmar, Iowa
Location of Delmar, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°0′6″N 90°36′28″W / 42.00167°N 90.60778°W / 42.00167; -90.60778Coordinates: 42°0′6″N 90°36′28″W / 42.00167°N 90.60778°W / 42.00167; -90.60778
Country United States
State Iowa
County Clinton
Government
 • Mayor Patty Hardin
Area[1]
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 525
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 517
 • Density 690.8/sq mi (266.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52037
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-19720
GNIS feature ID 0455873

Delmar is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 525 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Delmar was platted in 1871, shortly after the railroad was built through the site.[4] The name Delmar is said to be a combination of the names of six ladies on the first train to arrive into the station.[5] Le Mars, Iowa was similarly so named.[6]

Geography[edit]

Delmar is located at 42°0′6″N 90°36′28″W / 42.00167°N 90.60778°W / 42.00167; -90.60778 (42.001744, -90.607683).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 410 —    
1890 518 +26.3%
1900 592 +14.3%
1910 548 −7.4%
1920 527 −3.8%
1930 480 −8.9%
1940 434 −9.6%
1950 415 −4.4%
1960 556 +34.0%
1970 599 +7.7%
1980 633 +5.7%
1990 517 −18.3%
2000 514 −0.6%
2010 525 +2.1%
2014 505 −3.8%
2015 502 −0.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 525 people, 213 households, and 145 families residing in the city. The population density was 690.8 inhabitants per square mile (266.7/km2). There were 227 housing units at an average density of 298.7 per square mile (115.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 213 households of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 514 people, 195 households, and 141 families residing in the city. The population density was 671.9 people per square mile (261.1/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 274.5 per square mile (106.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.42% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.15.

30.9% are under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $37,750. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,469. About 7.5% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Delmar and Elwood Schools consolidated in 1962 to form the Delwood Community Schools. Delwood began whole-grade sharing with nearby Maquoketa in the 1980s, Students in grades 7-12 attend Maquoketa, while grades Pre-K through 6 remain at the Delwood School in Delmar.

See also[edit]

Delmar Calaboose

The following buildings in Delmar are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Wolfe, Patrick B. (1911). Wolfe's History of Clinton County, Iowa, Volume 1. B. F. Bowen. p. 267. 
  5. ^ The History of Clinton County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns &c. Western Historical Company. 1879. p. 629. 
  6. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 63. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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