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Earlham, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"Plant roots. See them grow."
Location of Earlham, Iowa
Location of Earlham, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Madison
Area
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.45 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,102 ft (336 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,410
 • Density 1,492.06/sq mi (576.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50072
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-23340
GNIS feature ID 0456104
Website The Community of Earlham Iowa Website

Earlham is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,410 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Earlham was laid out in 1869 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named after Earlham College, a Quaker college in Richmond, Indiana. Earlham was incorporated on April 26, 1870.

Geography

Earlham is located at 41°29′35″N 94°7′25″W / 41.49306°N 94.12361°W / 41.49306; -94.12361 (41.493137, -94.123661).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 222 —    
1880 260 +17.1%
1890 302 +16.2%
1900 630 +108.6%
1910 749 +18.9%
1920 803 +7.2%
1930 897 +11.7%
1940 865 −3.6%
1950 771 −10.9%
1960 788 +2.2%
1970 974 +23.6%
1980 1,140 +17.0%
1990 1,157 +1.5%
2000 1,298 +12.2%
2010 1,450 +11.7%
2020 1,410 −2.8%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
EarlhamIowaPopPlot
The population of Earlham, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,450 people, 544 households, and 389 families living in the city. The population density was 1,494.8 inhabitants per square mile (577.1/km2). There were 571 housing units at an average density of 588.7 per square mile (227.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 544 households, of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.22.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.3% were from 25 to 44; 20.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

Earlham is served by the Earlham Community School District.

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