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Encyclopedia > Clarinda, Iowa

Clarinda is a city located in Page County, Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 5,690. It is the county seat of Page CountyGR6. Page County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Page County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Local Tidbits

The Japanese company, NSK, has a plant here that makes ball bearings. Lisle Mfg., which makes hand tools and garage creepers for auto mechanics, has been in town since 1903. A large mental health center, the Clarinda Treatment Complex is located a mile north of town. Glenn Miller, the popular bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s, was born in Clarinda in 1904. Clarinda is the home of the Clarinda A's, a summer amateur baseball team. The team won the 1981 National Baseball Congress championship. It has sent several players on to the major leagues, notably hall of famer Ozzie Smith, who regularly returns to Clarinda for special events. Clarinda is also the birthplace of actress/singer Marilyn Maxwell, a crowd-pleaser in Bob Hope's USO tours of Allied military bases, and is also the singer who introduced the Christmas carol "Silver Bells" in the 1951 film "The Lemon Drop Kid." Clarinda is also home to a campus of Iowa Western Community College and the Clarinda Academy, a residential foster care facility that provides residential treatment and shelter care to at-risk and delinquent male and female youth from several states. Major Glen Miller Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944) was an American jazz musician and band leader in the Swing era. ... 1904 (MCMIV) is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth cylinder called a bat. ... The National Baseball Congress of Wichita, Kansas is an organization of fifteen amateur and semi-professional baseball leagues operating in the United States and Canada. ... Osborne Earl Smith, known as Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954), is a former Major League baseball player born in Mobile, Alabama. ... Kirk Douglas with Maxwell in Champion (1949) Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 - March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was a platinum blonde, curvatious movie actress and entertainer who, in addition to appearing in many films, also entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean war on USO... Bob Hope receiving an (honorary) Oscar Leslie Townes Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), otherwise known as Bob Hope, was a famous American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies and in U.S. Army concerts. ... USO is a TLA that may stand for: Unidentified submarine object Udaipur Solar Observatory Ultra stable oscillator Unidentified submarine object or Unidentified swimming object or Unidentified submersible object Union der Schülerorganisationen (uso. ... The 2 words combined together Silver Bells refers to: A song by V6, see Silver Bells (J-Pop Song) OR A Christmas Carol, see Silver Bells (Christmas song) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story by writer Damon Runyon. ...


Geography

Location of Clarinda, Iowa

Clarinda is located at 40°44'15" North, 95°2'9" West (40.737599, -95.035928)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias IA county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²). 13.4 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.57% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 5,690 people, 2,017 households, and 1,246 families residing in the city. The population density is 423.3/km² (1,096.1/mi²). There are 2,188 housing units at an average density of 162.8/km² (421.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.02% White, 4.62% African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 2,017 households out of which 27.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% are non-families. 34.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.21 and the average family size is 2.83. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 121.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 122.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $35,871, and the median income for a family is $43,654. Males have a median income of $35,061 versus $23,635 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,136. 16.3% of the population and 9.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.2% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Clarinda official website
  • Clarinda Chamber of Commerce
  • Clarinda Economic Development Corporation
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Google Local or Yahoo! Maps
    • Topographic map from TopoZone
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA
    • Satellite image from Google Local or Microsoft Virtual Earth

  Results from FactBites:
 
Clarinda, Iowa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (564 words)
Glenn Miller, the popular bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s, was born in Clarinda in 1904.
Clarinda is the home of the Clarinda A's, a summer amateur baseball team.
Clarinda is also the birthplace of actress/singer Marilyn Maxwell, a crowd-pleaser in Bob Hope's USO tours of Allied military bases, and is also the singer who introduced the Christmas carol "Silver Bells" in the 1951 film "The Lemon Drop Kid."
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