Lorimor, Iowa

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Lorimor is a city in Union County, Iowa, United States. The population was 427 at the 2000 census. Lorimor was founded by J.S. Lorimor who was given the honor of renaming the city, when the town grew after he gave land to the railroads as they traveled through town, in return for the railroad placing a water stop in the town. With the business from the Railroads, and his 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) farm of bluegrass seed, the town was quite successful in its early years.

Geography

Lorimor is located at 41°07′35″N 94°03′21″W / 41.126514°N 94.055902°W / 41.126514; -94.055902 (41.126514, -94.055902).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 427 people, 176 households, and 114 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,055.2 people per square mile (412.2/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 464.6/sq mi (181.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.83% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.47% Asian, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 176 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,636, and the median income for a family was $30,500. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,713. About 13.2% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

Afton | Arispe | Creston | Cromwell | Kent | Lorimor | Shannon City‡ | Thayer

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