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Fremont, Iowa
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Location of Fremont, Iowa
Location of Fremont, Iowa
Country United States
State Iowa
County Mahaska
Area
 • Total 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 708
 • Density 666.04/sq mi (257.26/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52561
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-29190
GNIS feature ID 0456761

Fremont is a city in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. The population was 708 at the time of the 2020 census.

Geography

Fremont is located at 41°12′44″N 92°26′6″W / 41.21222°N 92.43500°W / 41.21222; -92.43500 (41.212321, -92.435106).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 143 —    
1900 542 +279.0%
1910 501 −7.6%
1920 544 +8.6%
1930 450 −17.3%
1940 490 +8.9%
1950 471 −3.9%
1960 461 −2.1%
1970 480 +4.1%
1980 730 +52.1%
1990 701 −4.0%
2000 704 +0.4%
2010 743 +5.5%
2020 708 −4.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
FremontIowaPopPlot
The population of Fremont, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 743 people, 300 households, and 208 families living in the city. The population density was 721.4 inhabitants per square mile (278.5/km2). There were 327 housing units at an average density of 317.5 per square mile (122.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 300 households, of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% 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 2.98.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

Education

It is within the Eddyville–Blakesburg–Fremont Community School District, formed by the 2012 merger of the Fremont Community School District and the Eddyville–Blakesburg Community School District.

Notable people

  • Steve Bales – flight control engineer for NASA's Apollo 11 mission
  • Ivan Combe – founder of Combe, Inc., creator of Clearasil, Odor Eaters, and leader in the Consumer Health Care industry
  • Herschel C. Loveless – 34th Governor of Iowa
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