Strawberry Point, Iowa

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Strawberry Point is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,386 at the 2000 census. Strawberry Point is home to the world's largest strawberry (made of fiberglass). Backbone State Park, Iowa's oldest state park, is located a few miles from the town.



Strawberry Point is located at 42°40′45″N 91°32′13″W / 42.67917°N 91.53694°W / 42.67917; -91.53694 (42.679195, -91.536891)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all lands.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,386 people, 531 households, and 347 families residing in the city. The population density was 677.7 people per square mile (261.0/km²). There were 560 housing units at an average density of 273.8/sq mi (105.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 531 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,766, and the median income for a family was $45,268. Males had a median income of $30,300 versus $21,289 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,400. About 4.6% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

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