Lime Springs, Iowa

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Lime Springs is a city in Howard County, Iowa, United States. The population was 496 at the 2000 census.



Lime Springs is located at 43°26′58″N 92°16′52″W / 43.44944°N 92.28111°W / 43.44944; -92.28111 (43.449578, -92.281226)[1].

The town center originally existed a little farther to the north around the Lidtke Mill on the Upper Iowa River, but moved south when the railroad came to town.

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 496 people, 220 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was 487.8 people per square mile (187.8/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 239.0/sq mi (92.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.39% White, 0.40% Native American, 0.60% Asian, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 220 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $39,063. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,776 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,706. About 5.2% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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