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Calamus, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Calamus had a population of 452 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Calamus is located at latitude 41.8265 and longitude -90.76 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calamus (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Calamus (GNIS ID: 2393492) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Calamus is located within Township of Olive, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Calamus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Calamus, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 452
Population in Households 452
Population in Familes 384
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 936
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $66,716
Average Household Income $75,359
Per Capita Income $30,705


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $137,755
Average Home Value $161,111


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.35% 0.0%
Households 0.48% 0.11%
Families 0.65% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Calamus, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calamus to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 490 52nd
Population Density # 344 66th
Diversity Index # 488 52nd
Median Household Income # 166 84th
Per Capita Income # 350 65th

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