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City of Camanche
Camanche from the Mississippi River
Camanche from the Mississippi River
Clinton County Iowa Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Camanche Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 41°47′11″N 90°15′36″W / 41.78639°N 90.26000°W / 41.78639; -90.26000Coordinates: 41°47′11″N 90°15′36″W / 41.78639°N 90.26000°W / 41.78639; -90.26000
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clinton
Founded 1818
Area
 • Total 9.43 sq mi (24.43 km2)
 • Land 8.68 sq mi (22.49 km2)
 • Water 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)  7.95%
Elevation
595 ft (182 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,570
 • Density 484.62/sq mi (187.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52730
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-10135
GNIS feature ID 0455096
Website www.camancheia.org

Camanche is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States, on the Mississippi River. The population was 4,570 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

A post office has been in operation in Camanche since 1837. The community was named after the Comanche Indian tribe.

Geography

Camanche is located at 41°47′11″N 90°15′36″W / 41.786470°N 90.259898°W / 41.786470; -90.259898 (41.786470, -90.259898).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.43 square miles (24.42 km2), of which, 8.68 square miles (22.48 km2) is land and 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 840 —    
1880 762 −9.3%
1890 753 −1.2%
1900 713 −5.3%
1910 629 −11.8%
1920 610 −3.0%
1930 728 +19.3%
1940 814 +11.8%
1950 1,212 +48.9%
1960 2,225 +83.6%
1970 3,470 +56.0%
1980 4,725 +36.2%
1990 4,436 −6.1%
2000 4,215 −5.0%
2010 4,448 +5.5%
2020 4,570 +2.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
CamancheIowaPopPlot
The population of Camanche, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,448 people, 1,918 households, and 1,249 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.4 inhabitants per square mile (197.8/km2). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 231.6 per square mile (89.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 1,918 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 43.7 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 30.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

Camanche High School is located in Camanche, along with Camanche Middle School and Camanche Elementary School.

Notable people

  • Terry Bradshaw, four-time Super Bowl champion (lived in the town as a child)
  • George Winans, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
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