Clarence, Iowa

Clarence is a city in Cedar County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1039 at the time of the 2020 census.[2]

Clarence, Iowa
Location of Clarence, Iowa
Location of Clarence, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°53′16″N 91°3′33″W / 41.88778°N 91.05917°W / 41.88778; -91.05917Coordinates: 41°53′16″N 91°3′33″W / 41.88778°N 91.05917°W / 41.88778; -91.05917
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyCedar
Area
 • Total0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 • Total1,039
 • Density1,367.11/sq mi (527.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52216
Area code(s)563
FIPS code19-13530
GNIS feature ID0455423

HistoryEdit

The community was originally called "Onion Grove" because of the widespread growth of wild onions along Mill Creek.[4] The village was moved in order to be close to a railroad line and the name was changed to "Clarence" on the suggestion of Clarence, New York native L. B. Gere.

Clarence was incorporated in 1866.[5]

GeographyEdit

Clarence is located at 41°53′16″N 91°3′33″W / 41.88778°N 91.05917°W / 41.88778; -91.05917 (41.887827, -91.059171),[6] along U.S. Route 30 and the historic Lincoln Highway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), all land.[7]

U.S. Route 30 is an east–west highway passing through the community.

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1870726—    
1880607−16.4%
1890629+3.6%
1900675+7.3%
1910662−1.9%
1920693+4.7%
1930659−4.9%
1940685+3.9%
1950791+15.5%
1960859+8.6%
1970915+6.5%
19801,001+9.4%
1990936−6.5%
20001,008+7.7%
2010974−3.4%
20201,039+6.7%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[8][2]
 
The population of Clarence, Iowa from US census data

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 974 people, 418 households, and 252 families living in the city. The population density was 1,432.4 inhabitants per square mile (553.1/km2). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 669.1 per square mile (258.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 418 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44.6 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,008 people, 423 households, and 269 families living in the city. The population density was 1,594.3 people per square mile (617.8/km2). There were 453 housing units at an average density of 716.5 per square mile (277.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.20% Asian, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 423 households, out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.89.

23.0% are under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,042, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $30,231 versus $22,614 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,157. About 2.8% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The North Cedar Community School District serves the community.[11] It was established on July 1, 1995 by the merger of the Clarence-Lowden Community School District and the Lincoln Community School District. The former was formed on July 1, 1973 by the merger of the Clarence and Lowden school districts.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ The History of Cedar County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 487.
  5. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. pp. 141.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "North Cedar" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  12. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-08-01.

External linksEdit

Official city website: