Garwin, Iowa

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Garwin is a city in Tama County, Iowa, United States. The population was 565 at the 2000 census.



Garwin is located at 42°5′41″N 92°40′36″W / 42.09472°N 92.67667°W / 42.09472; -92.67667 (42.094635, -92.676653)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 565 people, 230 households, and 158 families residing in the city. The population density was 564.0 people per square mile (218.1/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 247.6/sq mi (95.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.58% White, 0.88% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 230 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% 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 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,269, and the median income for a family was $45,938. Males had a median income of $31,528 versus $24,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,660. About 2.4% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Services and Attractions

Services provided by The City of Garwin include an ambulance service, a fire department, Green Mountain Garwin Junior/Senior High School, a public library, and a park.

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