Kirkman, Iowa

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Kirkman, Iowa
City
Location of Kirkman, Iowa
Location of Kirkman, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°43′44″N 95°16′0″W / 41.72889°N 95.26667°W / 41.72889; -95.26667Coordinates: 41°43′44″N 95°16′0″W / 41.72889°N 95.26667°W / 41.72889; -95.26667
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa
County Shelby
Area[1]
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,253 ft (382 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 64
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 62
 • Density 229/sq mi (88.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51447
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-41520
GNIS feature ID 0458107 [4]

Kirkman is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States, along the West Nishnabotna River. The population was 64 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Kirkman had its start by the building of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad through that territory.[5]

Kirkman was established by the Western Town Lot Company in 1880, and incorporated in 1892. The town was named after M.M. Kirkman, a railroad official, and the first house in the town was Kirkman House.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Kirkman is located at 41°43′44″N 95°16′0″W / 41.72889°N 95.26667°W / 41.72889; -95.26667 (41.728980, -95.266558).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1900 203 —    
1910 180 −11.3%
1920 204 +13.3%
1930 183 −10.3%
1940 185 +1.1%
1950 131 −29.2%
1960 92 −29.8%
1970 72 −21.7%
1980 95 +31.9%
1990 98 +3.2%
2000 76 −22.4%
2010 64 −15.8%
2016 62 −3.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 64 people, 33 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density was 228.6 inhabitants per square mile (88.3/km2). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 132.1 per square mile (51.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 1.6% Pacific Islander, and 1.6% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 33 households of which 15.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.30.

The median age in the city was 56.5 years. 10.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11% were from 25 to 44; 56.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.3% male and 43.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 76 people, 35 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 266.3 people per square mile (101.2/km²). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 126.2 per square mile (47.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.37% White, 1.32% Asian, 1.32% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 35 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.6% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% 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 2.83.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 130.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,375, and the median income for a family was $55,000. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,941. There were 15.0% of families and 11.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 10.5% of under eighteens and 46.2% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

Kirkman was the birthplace of Lew Anderson, who played Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Kirkman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  5. ^ White, Edward Speer (1915). Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen. p. 272. 
  6. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  7. ^ "Kirkman, Iowa". rootsweb. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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