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Garnavillo, Iowa
Garnavillo water tower in 2021
Garnavillo water tower in 2021
Motto(s): 
Gem of the Prairie
Location of Garnavillo, Iowa
Location of Garnavillo, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clayton
Area
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.65 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,063 ft (324 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 763
 • Density 748.04/sq mi (287.92/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52049
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-29910
GNIS feature ID 0456844

Garnavillo is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 763 at the time of the 2020 census, up from 754 in 2000.

History

Garnavillo once served as county seat of Clayton County.

Geography

Garnavillo is located at 42°52′1″N 91°14′10″W / 42.86694°N 91.23611°W / 42.86694; -91.23611 (42.866978, -91.236087).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 345 —    
1910 342 −0.9%
1920 314 −8.2%
1930 365 +16.2%
1940 461 +26.3%
1950 581 +26.0%
1960 662 +13.9%
1970 634 −4.2%
1980 723 +14.0%
1990 727 +0.6%
2000 754 +3.7%
2010 745 −1.2%
2020 763 +2.4%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
GarnavilloIowaPopPlot
The population of Garnavillo, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 745 people, 332 households, and 201 families living in the city. The population density was 730.4 inhabitants per square mile (282.0/km2). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 352.0 per square mile (135.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.8% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 332 households, of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 17.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 27.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Economy

DowntownGarnavilloIowa
Buildings in downtown Garnavillo

The town is home to Thoma's Dairy Bar, a diner and restaurant, serving American food and homemade pies and malts. Garnavillo Auction Company is located on Main Street and draws hundreds of people to the community for their auctions two times a month.

Education

Public schools are operated by the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which formed in 2005 in the merger of the Guttenberg Community School District and the Garnavillo Community School District.

Notable people

  • Marion Murdoch
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