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Camanche is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States on the Mississippi River. The population was 4,448 at the 2010 census.

City of Camanche
City
Camanche from the Mississippi River
Camanche from the Mississippi River
Clinton County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Camanche Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 41°47′11″N 90°15′36″W / 41.78639°N 90.26000°W / 41.78639; -90.26000Coordinates: 41°47′11″N 90°15′36″W / 41.78639°N 90.26000°W / 41.78639; -90.26000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clinton
Founded 1818
Government
 • City Administrator

Andrew S. Kida

Area[1]
 • Total 9.43 sq mi (24.42 km2)
 • Land 8.68 sq mi (22.48 km2)
 • Water 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)  7.95%
Elevation 595 ft (182 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 4,448
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 4,325
 • Density 512/sq mi (197.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 52730
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-10135
GNIS feature ID 0455096
Website www.camancheia.org

Contents

HistoryEdit

A post office has been in operation in Camanche since 1837.[4] The community was named after the Comanche Indian tribe.[5]

GeographyEdit

Camanche is located at 41°47′11″N 90°15′36″W / 41.786470°N 90.259898°W / 41.786470; -90.259898 (41.786470, -90.259898).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.43 square miles (24.42 km2), of which, 8.68 square miles (22.48 km2) is land and 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is water.[1]

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
1870840—    
1880762−9.3%
1890753−1.2%
1900713−5.3%
1910629−11.8%
1920610−3.0%
1930728+19.3%
1940814+11.8%
19501,212+48.9%
19602,225+83.6%
19703,470+56.0%
19804,725+36.2%
19904,436−6.1%
20004,215−5.0%
20104,448+5.5%
20164,325−2.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,448 people, 1,918 households, and 1,249 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.4 inhabitants per square mile (197.8/km2). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 231.6 per square mile (89.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 1,918 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% 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 2.86.

The median age in the city was 43.7 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 4,215 people, 1,781 households, and 1,241 families residing in the city. The population density was 483.1 people per square mile (186.6/km2). There were 1,870 housing units at an average density of 214.3 per square mile (82.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.96% White, 0.55% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 1,781 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.85.

22.9% are under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,575, and the median income for a family was $58,583. Males had a median income of $42,324 versus $22,904 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,456. About 4.3% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Camanche High School is located in Camanche, along with Camanche Middle School and Camanche Elementary School. http://www.camanche.k12.ia.us/

Notable peopleEdit

  • Four time Super Bowl Champion Quarterback, Terry Bradshaw grew up briefly in Camanche.[9]
  • Wisconsin State Assemblyman George Winans was born in Camanche.[10]

Historic TornadoEdit

On Sunday, June 3, 1860, at 6:30 pm a storm and tornado struck Camanche. Few buildings were left standing. All were badly damaged. The storm moved at 50 mph. The lack of an organized way to report weather events left people on the Mississippi vulnerable. A raft carrying 26 men was hit outside Camanche. Only three survived.

For Camanche, the disaster resulted in 29 deaths, 76 people seriously injured.[11]

The storm killed a total of 140 people in just a few hours and injured over 300.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Clinton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 50. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Terry Bradshaw Hall of Fame Induction Speech". McMillen and Wife. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ "George Winans dies; river pilot 55 years". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Our Community: History". City of Camanche, Iowa. Retrieved June 12, 2018. 
  12. ^ "This Town In Iowa Was Hit By A Devastating Storm In 1860". Only in your state. Retrieved June 12, 2018. 

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