Klemme, Iowa

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Klemme is a city in Hancock County, Iowa, United States. The population was 593 at the 2000 census.



Klemme is located at 43°0′26″N 93°36′5″W / 43.00722°N 93.60139°W / 43.00722; -93.60139 (43.007317, -93.601321)[1] near the East Branch Iowa River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 593 people, 246 households, and 170 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,161.0 people per square mile (448.9/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 524.7/sq mi (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.82% White, 0.17% Asian, 1.01% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,614, and the median income for a family was $36,625. Males had a median income of $27,426 versus $18,281 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,581. About 4.3% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.


Klemme was long the home of the Klemme Community School, which ended in 1994.[citation needed]

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