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Kimballton, Iowa
Location of Kimballton, Iowa
Location of Kimballton, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Audubon
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land 0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,293 ft (394 m)
 • Total 291
 • Density 381.89/sq mi (147.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-41295
GNIS feature ID 0458078

Kimballton is a city in Audubon County, Iowa, United States. The population was 291 at the time of the 2020 census.


Kimballton was founded in 1883 when Hans Jensen Jorgensen opened a post office at the site. The town was officially established in 1888, and incorporated in 1908. The town is named for a railroad employee, Edward Kimball.

There are eight sites in or near Kimballton listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Kimballton is located at 41°37′42″N 95°4′28″W / 41.62833°N 95.07444°W / 41.62833; -95.07444 (41.628280, -95.074492).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), all of it land.

Kimballton lies 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Elk Horn, 13 miles (21 km) east of Harlan, and roughly 60 miles (roughly 95 km) east of Omaha.


Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 271 —    
1920 382 +41.0%
1930 378 −1.0%
1940 349 −7.7%
1950 428 +22.6%
1960 380 −11.2%
1970 343 −9.7%
1980 362 +5.5%
1990 289 −20.2%
2000 342 +18.3%
2010 322 −5.8%
2020 291 −9.6%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 322 people, 145 households, and 95 families living in the city. The population density was 418.2 inhabitants per square mile (161.5/km2). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 203.9 per square mile (78.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 145 households, of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.


Kimballton has a large population of Danish ancestry. The Danish community prides itself on its Danish customs, traditions, and ethnicity. Some local citizens still speak in Danish periodically. Also, many Danish traditions are carried on in Kimballton, such as Danish Folk Dancing. The Kimballton Danes have long enjoyed performing their authentic Danish folk dances for large crowds. In addition, Kimballton Danes share a part of their Danish heritage by cooking Æbleskiver, a Danish pancake, at various times of the year.


It is served by the Exira–Elk Horn–Kimballton Community School District. The former Elk Horn–Kimballton Community School District consolidated effective July 1, 2014.

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