Kimballton, Iowa

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Kimballton is a city in Audubon County, Iowa, United States. The population was 342 at the 2000 census.



Kimballton is located at 41°37′42″N 95°4′28″W / 41.62833°N 95.07444°W / 41.62833; -95.07444 (41.628280, -95.074492)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Kimballton lies 3 miles (5 km) north of Elk Horn, 13 miles (21 km) east of Harlan, and roughly 60 miles (roughly 95 km) east of Omaha.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 342 people, 151 households, and 94 families residing in the city. The population density was 450.0 people per square mile (173.7/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 211.9/sq mi (81.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.12% White, 0.29% Native American, and 0.58% from two or more races.

There were 151 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,188, and the median income for a family was $37,125. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $16,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,514. About 11.2% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.


Kimballton has a large population of Danish ancestry. The Danish community prides itself on its Danish customs, traditions, and ethnicity. Some local citizens still speak in Danish periodically. Also, many Danish traditions are carried on in Kimballton, such as Danish Folk Dancing. The Kimballton Danes have long enjoyed performing their authentic Danish folk dances for large crowds. In addition, Kimballton Danes share a part of their Danish heritage by cooking Æbleskiver, a Danish pancake, at various times of the year.[citation needed]

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