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Gruver, Iowa
Location of Gruver, Iowa
Location of Gruver, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Emmet
Area
 • Total 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Land 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,302 ft (397 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 63
 • Density 496.06/sq mi (192.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51344
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-33240
GNIS feature ID 0457174

Gruver is a city in Emmet County, Iowa, United States. The population was 63 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Gruver was laid out in 1899. The town was called Luzon until 1900, when it the name was changed to Gruver.

Geography

Gruver is located at 43°23′35″N 94°42′17″W / 43.39306°N 94.70472°W / 43.39306; -94.70472 (43.393113, -94.704719).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1920 118 —    
1930 126 +6.8%
1940 138 +9.5%
1950 135 −2.2%
1960 140 +3.7%
1970 135 −3.6%
1980 145 +7.4%
1990 102 −29.7%
2000 106 +3.9%
2010 94 −11.3%
2020 63 −33.0%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
GruverIowaPopPlot
The population of Gruver, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 94 people, 38 households, and 24 families living in the city. The population density was 723.1 inhabitants per square mile (279.2/km2). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 307.7 per square mile (118.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White and 2.1% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 38 households, of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 28.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.3% male and 44.7% female.

Education

Estherville–Lincoln Central Community School District operates area public schools. It was established on July 1, 1997, by the merger of the Estherville and Lincoln Central school districts.

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