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Dedham, Iowa
City
Clockwise from top: Dedham Centenial Center, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, DEDHAM Sign at the City Park, Highway 141 looking east toward Dedham
Clockwise from top: Dedham Centenial Center, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, DEDHAM Sign at the City Park, Highway 141 looking east toward Dedham
Location of Dedham, Iowa
Location of Dedham, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 266
 • Estimate (2012) 266
 • Density 458.6/sq mi (177.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51440
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-19450
GNIS feature ID 0455840

Dedham is a city in Carroll County, Iowa, United States. The population was 266 at the 2010 census.

History

Dedham had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway through that territory. It was named for Dedham, Massachusetts.

Geography

Dedham is located at 41°54′31″N 94°49′22″W / 41.90861°N 94.82278°W / 41.90861; -94.82278 (41.908650, -94.822832) at the junction of Brushy and Dedham Creeks.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.

Elections

Mayoral Contests

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Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 1989 [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] Hold Clarence J. Rothmeyer [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] unopposed
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 1991
Turnout: 67
[[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] Hold Clarence J. Rothmeyer [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 57 85.1%
Tom Seidl [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 3 4.5%
Eugene Derner [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 3 4.5%
Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 2 3.0%
Herman Hathcock [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 1.5%
Allan Willenborg [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 1.5%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 1993
Turnout: 38
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 36 94.7%
Alfred Peter [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 2.6%
Herman Hathcock [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 2.6%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 1995
Turnout: 31
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 27 87.1%
Alfred Peter [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 2 5.4%
Tom Seidl [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 3.2%
Herman Hathcock [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 3.2%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 1997
Turnout: 51
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 35 68.6%
Dave Bohlman [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 6 11.8%
Herman Hathcock [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 4 7.8%
Gerald Golwitzer [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 2 3.9%
Carol Axman [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 2.0%
Alfred Klocke [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 2.0%
Don Pletchette [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 2.0%
Mike Seidl [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 1 2.0%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 1999
Turnout: 36
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 31 86.1%
Scattering 5 13.9%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2001
Turnout: 30
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 26 86.7%
Scattering 4 13.3%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2003
Turnout: 24
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 13 54.2%
Larry Lutwitze [[Independent (politics)Template:!Template:Independent (politics)/meta/shortname]] 6 25.0%
Scattering 5 20.1%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2005
Turnout: 32
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 29 90.6%
Scattering 3 9.4%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2007
Turnout: 22
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 21 95.5%
Scattering 1 4.5%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2009
Turnout: 21
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 17 81.0%
Scattering 4 19.0%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2011
Turnout: 38
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 30 78.9%
Scattering 8 21.1%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2013
Turnout: 34
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 29 85.3%
Scattering 5 14.7%
Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2015
Turnout: 67
[[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] hold Russell Axman [[Iowa Democratic PartyTemplate:!Template:Iowa Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] 27 40.3%
Chris Hoffman [[Independent (politician)Template:!Independent]] 24 35.8%
Scattering 14 20.8%
'Dedham, Iowa Mayoral Election, 2017 ' unopposed

City Council Elections

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Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 1989
Elect Three
Turnout: 30
Axman, Golwitzer, Peter re-elected Russell W. Axman 28 93.3%
Gerald Golwitzer 26 86.7%
Alfred E. Peter 25 83.3%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 1991
Elect Two
Turnout: 77
Alan Wiskus 49 63.6%
Robert Sporrer 36 46.8%
Herman Hathcock 36 46.8%
Richard Meiners 23 29.9%
Wilfred Meiners 1 1.3%
Harold Wiskus 1 1.3%
Bob Ankenbauer 1 1.3%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 1993
Elect Three
Turnout: 38
Golwitzer re-elected; Irlbeck, Nielson elected Pat Irlbeck 34 89.5%
Gerald Golwitzer 17 44.7%
Harold Nielson 7 18.4
Gene Derner 6 15.8%
Herman Hathcock 5 13.2%
Joe Tigges 4 10.5%
Tom Seidl 3 7.9%
Dick Schultes 3 7.9%
Tim Seidl 3 7.9%
Linda Sporrer 2 5.3%
Alfred Peter 2 5.3%
Jean Seidl 2 5.3%
Leonard Sporrer 2 5.3%
Leonard Kitt 2 5.3%
Eugene Haubrich 2 5.3%
Richard Meiners 2 5.3%
Lewis Anthofer 1 2.6%
Mrs. Joel K. Hinners 1 2.6%
Gene Berner 1 2.6%
Louis Klocke 1 2.6%
Delbert Von Bon 1 2.6%
Virginia Schreck 1 2.6%
Donna Ankenbauer 1 2.6%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 1995
Elect Two
Turnout: 35
Sporrer re-elected; Seidl elected Tim Seidl 30 85.7%
Robert Sporrer 29 82.9%
Leonard Kitt 1 2.9%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 1997
Elect Three
Turnout: 54
Golwitzer re-elected; Derner, Peter elected Gerald Golwitzer 22 40.7%
Gene Derner 15 27.8%
Pat Irlbeck 13 24.1%
Michael R. Peter 13 24.1%
Tom Seidl 12 22.2%
Richard Schultes 3 5.6%
Dick Tunning 3 5.6%
Tim Seidl 1 1.9%
Alfred Klocke 1 1.9%
Bernard Sporrer 1 1.9%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 1999
Elect Two
Turnout: 39
Seidl, Sporrer re-elected Robert Sporrer 23 59.0%
Tim Seidl 19 48.7%
Scattering 26 66.7%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2001
Elect Three
Turnout: 30
Golwitzer, Peter re-elected; Beyerink elected Michael R. Peter 28 93.3%
Brett Beyerink 27 90.0%
Gerald Golwitzer 26 86.7%
Scattering 3 10.0%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2003
Elect Two
Turnout: 30
Sporrer, Seidl re-elected Tim Seidl 25 83.3%
Robert Sporrer 24 80.0%
Scattering 4 13.3%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2005
Elect Three
Turnout: 33
Beyerink, Golwitzer, Peter re-elected Gerald Golwitzer 30 90.9%
Michael R. Peter 30 90.9%
Brett Beyerink 27 81.8%
Scattering 5 15.2%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2007
Elect Two
Turnout: 26
Sporrer re-elected; Heinrichs elected Mike Heinrichs 19 73.1%
Robert Sporrer 14 53.8%
Scattering 8 30.8%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2009
Elect Three
Turnout: 23
Beyerink, Golwitzer, Peter re-elected Brett Beyerink 22 95.7%
Gerald Golwitzer 19 82.6%
Michael R. Peter 19 82.6%
Scattering 4 17.4%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2011
Elect Two
Turnout: 38
Heinrichs, Sporrer re-elected Mike Heinrichs 33 86.8%
Robert Sporrer 25 65.8%
Scattering 16 42.1%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2013
Elect Three
Turnout: 34
Beyerink, Golwitzer re-elected; Seidl elected Brett Beyerink 32 94.1%
Gerald Golwitzer 23 67.6%
Tony Seidl 33 97.1%
Scattering 14 41.2%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2015
Elect Two
Turnout: 71
Heinrichs re-elected; Smith elected Mike Heinrichs 45 63.4%
Rod Smith 39 54.9%
Robert Sporrer 29 40.8%
Scattering 15 21.1%
Dedham, Iowa City Council Elections, 2017
Elect Three
Turnout: -
TBD
TBD
TBD

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 273 —    
1900 374 +37.0%
1910 355 −5.1%
1920 360 +1.4%
1930 327 −9.2%
1940 392 +19.9%
1950 360 −8.2%
1960 322 −10.6%
1970 325 +0.9%
1980 321 −1.2%
1990 264 −17.8%
2000 280 +6.1%
2010 266 −5.0%
2014 264 −0.8%
2015 263 −0.4%
2017 266 +1.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 266 people, 101 households, and 65 families residing in the city. The population density was 458.6 inhabitants per square mile (177.1/km2). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 184.5 per square mile (71.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 101 households of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.32.

The median age in the city was 32.3 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 270 people, 112 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 483.5 people per square mile (186.4/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 202.1 per square mile (77.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 113 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $37,639. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $15,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,505. About 7.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.4% of those sixty five or over.


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