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Clearfield, Iowa
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Location of Clearfield, Iowa
Location of Clearfield, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Taylor, Ringgold
Area
 • Total 1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Land 1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,263 ft (385 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 278
 • Density 233.61/sq mi (90.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50840
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-13980
GNIS feature ID 0455468

Clearfield is a city in Taylor and Ringgold counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 278 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Clearfield was platted in 1881 when the Humeston and Shenandoah Railroad was being built through that territory. The town was incorporated in 1882.

Geography

Clearfield's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 40.800133, -94.476286.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all of it land. Clearfield is known for driving the shuttle buses at the famous Iowa State Fair. Clearfield High School was closed in 1986. The nickname "Orioles" is still used for the towns' little league teams. The grocey store E and E Grocery closed in 2003,but the owners opened up a very nice Bar and Grill named Mickey D's. The gas station Spurrier's then started selling a few grocery items but they closed in 2007. Taygold Co-op saw a need in the community and opened up a tire and Lube center in part of the old Spurrier's building and built onto the building and added a convenience store called Taygold Community Store in July 2011. It has many convenience items including pizza and sandwiches plus all beer, cigaretees, and grocery items. On December 24, 2011 an ATM was added to the store by the State Savings Bank in Clearfield.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 452 —    
1900 698 +54.4%
1910 625 −10.5%
1920 665 +6.4%
1930 607 −8.7%
1940 615 +1.3%
1950 547 −11.1%
1960 504 −7.9%
1970 430 −14.7%
1980 433 +0.7%
1990 417 −3.7%
2000 371 −11.0%
2010 363 −2.2%
2020 278 −23.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
ClearfieldIowaPopPlot
The population of Clearfield, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 363 people, 153 households, and 87 families living in the city. The population density was 288.1 inhabitants per square mile (111.2/km2). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 141.3 per square mile (54.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 153 households, of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 50.7 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 30.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Education

Much of the city a part of the Lenox Community School District, while a portion is in the Mount Ayr Community School District.

It was in the Clearfield Community School District until 2014.

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