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Clio, Iowa
Location of Clio, Iowa
Location of Clio, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,112 ft (339 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 67
 • Density 89.69/sq mi (34.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50052
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-14475
GNIS feature ID 0455484

Clio is a city in Wayne County, Iowa, United States. The population was 67 at the 2020 census.

Geography

Clio is located at 40°38′11″N 93°27′01″W / 40.636462°N 93.450290°W / 40.636462; -93.450290 (40.636462, -93.450290).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 60 —    
1900 218 +263.3%
1910 178 −18.3%
1920 299 +68.0%
1930 229 −23.4%
1940 200 −12.7%
1950 162 −19.0%
1960 120 −25.9%
1970 113 −5.8%
1980 106 −6.2%
1990 103 −2.8%
2000 91 −11.7%
2010 80 −12.1%
2020 67 −16.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
ClioIowaPopPlot
The population of Clio, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 80 people, 39 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 106.7 inhabitants per square mile (41.2/km2). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 58.7 per square mile (22.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.0% of the population.

There were 39 households, of which 15.4% 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, and 38.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.58.

The median age in the city was 57.5 years. 16.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 36.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Miscellaneous Facts

Clio was part of Lineville-Clio Community Schools until 2010. It was known as ACL Community for its namesake town names of Allerton, Clio, Lineville until 1966 when Allerton voted to join Cambria-Corydon to form Wayne Community Schools. In 2010, the State of Iowa ordered Lineville-Clio closed as its small size and tax base made it impossible to meet State of Iowa educational standards. Lineville-Clio has since merged with Wayne Community Schools in Corydon. No classes have been held in Clio for many decades with all classes being held at the campus in Lineville before merging with Wayne Community.

Clio is served by the Union Pacific Railroad, Its predecessor (the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad purchased the Minneapolis-Kansas City "Spine Line" from the bankrupt Rock Island Railroad in the 1980s. There has not been a depot nor passenger service in Clio since the middle 1900s, although the line is very busy with through freight traffic.


Education

Wayne Community School District operates public schools serving the community.

Clio was part of Lineville–Clio Community School District until the district voted to disband in 2010. Lineville–Clio merged into Wayne on July 1, 2011. It was known as ACL Community for its namesake town names of Allerton, Clio and Lineville until 1966 when Allerton voted to join Cambria-Corydon to form Wayne Community Schools. Lineville–Clio has since merged with Wayne Community Schools in Corydon. No classes have been held in Clio for many decades with all classes being held at the campus in Lineville before merging with Wayne Community.

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