Clermont, Iowa

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Clermont is a city in Fayette County, Iowa, United States. The population was 716 at the 2000 census. Clermont is home to Montauk, the mansion of former Iowa governor William Larrabee, along with much historic architecture. Scenes for the movie The Straight Story were filmed here.



Clermont is located at 42°59′58″N 91°39′17″W / 42.99944°N 91.65472°W / 42.99944; -91.65472 (42.999339, -91.654699)[1] on the Turkey River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 716 people, 293 households, and 193 families residing in the city. The population density was 653.9 people per square mile (251.3/km²). There were 333 housing units at an average density of 304.1/sq mi (116.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 0.42% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.35% of the population.

There were 293 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,712, and the median income for a family was $39,792. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $18,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,276. About 4.8% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

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