Gladbrook, Iowa

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Gladbrook is a city in Tama County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,015 at the 2000 census.

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History

On March 21, 1910, The Green Mountain train wreck occurs between Gladbrook and Green Mountain in which a derailment kills more than fifty people riding on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific line.[1]

Geography

Gladbrook is located at 42°11′6″N 92°42′53″W / 42.185°N 92.71472°W / 42.185; -92.71472 (42.184995, -92.714588)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,015 people, 408 households, and 263 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,456.9 people per square mile (559.8/km²). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 627.3/sq mi (241.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.82% White, 0.10% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.10% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

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