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Beaman, Iowa
Location of Beaman, Iowa
Location of Beaman, Iowa
Country United States
State  Iowa
County Grundy
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.50 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.48 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
994 ft (304 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 161
 • Density 805.00/sq mi (322.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50609
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-05140
GNIS feature ID 0454401

Beaman is a city in Grundy County, Iowa, United States. The population was 161 at the 2020 census. It is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Beaman was originally called Wadiloupe. The present name is for H. H. Beaman, the original owner of the town site.

A post office was established as Wadiloup in 1867, renamed Beaman in 1875, and remains in operation.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 201 —    
1890 262 +30.3%
1900 266 +1.5%
1910 220 −17.3%
1920 214 −2.7%
1930 183 −14.5%
1940 167 −8.7%
1950 191 +14.4%
1960 247 +29.3%
1970 222 −10.1%
1980 219 −1.4%
1990 183 −16.4%
2000 210 +14.8%
2010 191 −9.0%
2020 161 −15.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
BeamanIowaPopPlot
The population of Beaman, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 191 people, 78 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,005.3 inhabitants per square mile (388.1/km2). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 447.4 per square mile (172.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.5% Asian, 2.1% Pacific Islander, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 78 households, of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.9% male and 46.1% female.

Geography

Beaman is located at 42°13′12″N 92°49′23″W / 42.22000°N 92.82306°W / 42.22000; -92.82306 (42.219997, −92.822985).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), of which, 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Climate

Designated as having a humid continental climate, this region typically has a large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is relatively well distributed year-round in many areas with this climate. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa". (Hot Summer Continental Climate).

Climate data for Beaman, Iowa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -2.8
(27)
-0.6
(31)
6.7
(44)
15.6
(60)
21.7
(71)
26.7
(80)
29.4
(85)
27.8
(82)
23.9
(75)
17.2
(63)
7.8
(46)
-0.6
(31)
14.4
(57.9)
Average low °C (°F) -13.3
(8)
-11.1
(12)
-4.4
(24)
2.2
(36)
8.3
(47)
14.4
(58)
16.7
(62)
15
(59)
10.6
(51)
3.9
(39)
-3.3
(26)
-10
(14)
2.41
(36.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 25
(1.0)
25
(1.0)
51
(2.0)
81
(3.2)
107
(4.2)
122
(4.8)
104
(4.1)
99
(3.9)
89
(3.5)
64
(2.5)
46
(1.8)
30
(1.2)
843
(33.2)
Avg. precipitation days 5 5 7 9 11 10 8 8 8 7 6 5 89
Source: Weatherbase

Parks and recreation

The Beaman City Park is located in the city's downtown. The Beaman Gym serves as a recreational space; the city government had purchased it from the school district in the 1980s. The Beaman Memorial Hall serves as a meeting space for area organizations. The Beaman Arboretum in eastern Beaman serves as a nature area; it has 5 acres (2.0 ha) of space. The Tennis Court Park includes a facility that serves as a basketball and tennis court in warmer months and an ice skating rink in the winter.

The Wolf Creek Recreation Area, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Beaman, is the largest park located in Grundy County.

Education

BCLUW Community School District operates public schools serving Beaman. The schools are BCLUW Elementary School in Conrad, BCLUW Middle School in Union, and BCLUW High School in Conrad.

The Beaman-Conrad-Lipscomb school district served Beaman until July 1, 1992, when it merged into BCLUW.

The city operates the Beaman Community Memorial Library. The library includes the Beaman Heritage Center, which serves as a community museum.

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