Clearfield, Iowa

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Clearfield is a city in Taylor and Ringgold counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 371 at the 2000 census.


Clearfield is located at 40°48′00″N 94°28′35″W / 40.800133°N 94.476286°W / 40.800133; -94.476286 (40.800133, -94.476286).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2). None of the area is covered with water. Clearfield is known for driving the shuttle buses at the famous Iowa State Fair.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 371 people, 163 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 459.2 people per square mile (176.8/km2). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 227.7/sq mi (87.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.65% White, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 163 households out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 15.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 34.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,203, and the median income for a family was $35,125. Males had a median income of $26,346 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,810. About 6.2% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.


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