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Farnhamville, Iowa
Location of Farnhamville, Iowa
Location of Farnhamville, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Calhoun, Webster
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,142 ft (348 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 383
 • Density 581.18/sq mi (224.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50538
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-26940
GNIS feature ID 0456555

Farnhamville is a city in Calhoun and Webster counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 383 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Farnhamville was platted in 1881 under the name Farnham, named in honor of R. E. Farnham, a railroad official. Postal authorities refused to accept the name Farnham, so town was renamed Farnhamville when the post office opened later in 1881. Farnhamville was incorporated as a city in 1892.

Geography

Farnhamville is located at 42°16′35″N 94°24′23″W / 42.27639°N 94.40639°W / 42.27639; -94.40639 (42.276421, -94.406493).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), of which, 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 137 —    
1900 348 +154.0%
1910 332 −4.6%
1920 380 +14.5%
1930 365 −3.9%
1940 425 +16.4%
1950 399 −6.1%
1960 409 +2.5%
1970 393 −3.9%
1980 461 +17.3%
1990 414 −10.2%
2000 430 +3.9%
2010 371 −13.7%
2020 383 +3.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
FarnhamvilleIowaPopPlot
The population of Farnhamville, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 371 people, 180 households, and 111 families living in the city. The population density was 570.8 inhabitants per square mile (220.4/km2). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 309.2 per square mile (119.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, and 0.8% from two or more races.

There were 180 households, of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.53.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

Education

Farnhamville is served by the Prairie Valley Community School District, which formed on July 1, 1993 with the merger of the Cedar Valley Community School District and the Prairie Community School District.

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