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Clare, Iowa
Location of Clare, Iowa
Location of Clare, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Webster
Incorporated 1882
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,155 ft (352 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 136
 • Density 274.19/sq mi (105.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50524
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-13485
GNIS feature ID 0455422

Clare is a city in Webster County, Iowa, United States. The population was 136 at the 2020 census. Clare was settled circa 1882 by immigrants from Clare County, Ireland. Clare is also home to a United States post office on West Front St.

Geography

Clare is located at 42°35′16″N 94°20′37″W / 42.58778°N 94.34361°W / 42.58778; -94.34361 (42.587838, -94.343526).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 374
1910 299 −20.1%
1920 259 −13.4%
1930 254 −1.9%
1940 232 −8.7%
1950 179 −22.8%
1960 245 36.9%
1970 249 1.6%
1980 229 −8.0%
1990 161 −29.7%
2000 190 18.0%
2010 146 −23.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
ClareIowaPopPlot
The population of Clare, Iowa, from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 146 people, 65 households, and 41 families living in the city. The population density was 286.3 inhabitants per square mile (110.5/km2). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 145.1 per square mile (56.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 2.1% African American, and 0.7% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 65 households, of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.4% male and 46.6% female.

Education

The Manson–Northwest Webster Community School District serves the community. It was established on July 1, 1993, with the merger of the Manson and Northwest Webster districts.

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