Gilmore City, Iowa

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Gilmore City is a city in Humboldt and Pocahontas Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 556 at the 2000 census. The town was originally known as Blooming Prairie but the name was changed to Gilmore City in the early 1880s. It was named for C. N. Gilmore who was the superintendent of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad (CRI & P). The town was incorporated in 1887.


Gilmore City is located at 42°43′50″N 94°26′33″W / 42.73056°N 94.4425°W / 42.73056; -94.4425 (42.730521, -94.442434)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 556 people, 257 households, and 160 families residing in the city. The population density was 448.5 people per square mile (173.1/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 219.4/sq mi (84.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.38% White, 0.18% Asian, 0.90% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 257 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,827, and the median income for a family was $40,208. Males had a median income of $26,176 versus $21,389 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,511. About 3.8% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.


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