Spillville is a city in
County, Iowa, United States.
The population was 386 at the 2000 census.
It is located in Calmar Township about 7 km (4 mi) west of
Calmar. It is about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Decorah, the
Largely settled by Bohemian
Spillville boasts a strong cultural and musical history. The
composer Antonín Dvořák
summer of 1893 in Spillville, where he composed two of his most
works, including the
("The American"). Spillville is also the site of the
Inwood Ballroom, started in 1920 and the destination of several
popular 1920s and 1930s musicians such as Louis Armstrong
and Guy Lombardo
. Many tourists to Spillville have
also visited the Bily Clocks Museum (see link below), a collection
of intricately designed clocks created by two brothers in
Roman Catholic parish in Spillville,
St. Wenceslaus Church, was built in
1860 and is the oldest Czech Catholic
church in the United States.
Spillville is also home to the historic Old World Inn restaurant
and bed & breakfast.
Spillville is located at (43.202433, -91.952071).
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
0.4 square miles
), of which,
0.4 square miles (1.1 km2
) of it is land
and 2.33% is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 386
people, 172 households, and 110 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (354.8/km2
). There were 184
housing units at an average density of 438.9/sq mi
). The racial makeup of the city was 98.70%
, 0.78% Native American
, 0.26% from other races
of any race were 1.55% of the
There were 172 households out of which 29.7% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married
living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.0% of all
households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age
of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to
64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the
median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income
of $30,909 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$15,674. About 5.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 4.3%
of those under age 18 and 20.5% of those age 65 or over.
- Riverside Park & the Inwood Pavilion