Latimer, Iowa

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Latimer is a city in Franklin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 535 at the 2000 census.



Latimer is located at 42°45′46″N 93°22′8″W / 42.76278°N 93.36889°W / 42.76278; -93.36889 (42.762896, -93.368873)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 535 people, 210 households, and 144 families residing in the city. The population density was 228.9 people per square mile (88.3/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 96.3/sq mi (37.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.29% White, 2.06% Native American, 9.35% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.57% of the population.

There were 210 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 28.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,028, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $30,313 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,332. About 2.9% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


The CAL Community School District, located just south of Latimer and north Highway 3, serves the communities of Coulter, Alexander, and Latimer as well as the surrounding 117 square miles (300 km2) of agricultural farmland in Franklin County. The 2009-10 certified enrollment, counted October 1, 2009 was 274 students in grades K-12. The district also supports a prekindergarten program that enrolls nearly 100% of eligible three and four year olds for the past 25 years.

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