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Everly, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"Proud of Our Past, Faith in Our Future"
Location of Everly, Iowa
Location of Everly, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clay
Founded 1884
Incorporated April 7, 1902
Area
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.71 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,362 ft (415 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 575
 • Density 542.45/sq mi (209.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51338
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-26175
GNIS feature ID 0456447

Everly is a city in Clay County, Iowa, United States. The population was 575 in the 2020 census, a decline from 647 in 2000. The Ocheyedan River flows to the south and west of the city. Famous people born here include Vern Fear.

History

Everly was founded as Clark, Iowa, in 1884, but soon took its current name because there was already a Clarke, Iowa. Everly incorporated on April 7, 1902.

Geography

Everly's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 43.159686, -95.325222.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.9 km2), of which, 1.09 square miles (2.8 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 392
1920 480 22.4%
1930 482 0.4%
1940 523 8.5%
1950 547 4.6%
1960 668 22.1%
1970 699 4.6%
1980 796 13.9%
1990 706 −11.3%
2000 647 −8.4%
2010 603 −6.8%
2020 575 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
EverlyIowaPopPlot
The population of Everly, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 603 people, 270 households, and 171 families residing in the city. The population density was 553.2 inhabitants per square mile (213.6/km2). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 269.7 per square mile (104.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.7% White, 0.2% Native American, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 270 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

Library

Formerly the Fire Department and City Hall, the library is situated on the east side of Main Street.

Education

Clay Central–Everly Community School District operates public schools serving the community. It was a part of the Everly School District until July 1, 1993, when it merged with Clay Central into Clay Central–Everly.

Formerly the Fire Department and City Hall, the library is situated on the east side of Main Street.

Notable residents

  • Francis H. Case, U.S. Senator from South Dakota born in Everly
  • Vern Fear, professional baseball player who was born in Everly
  • Wattie Holm, professional baseball player who resided in Everly
  • Connie Kunzmann, six-on-six basketball player for Everly High School
  • Waldo Wegner, Iowa State basketball player born in Everly
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