Adair, Iowa

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Adair, Iowa

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High Points

Adair strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Adair Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Adair Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Adair Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Adair, Iowa

Comparing Adair to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Adair Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Adair
Standard Zip Codes 50002
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.49
Longitude -94.64

Adair Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Adair Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 839 100%
Male 402 47.9%
Female 437 52.1%
Under 18 186 22.2%
18+ 653 77.8%
65+ 199 23.7%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.93
White 831 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.2%

Estimated Adair Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 773
Growth -66
Growth % -7.9%

Adair Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 39.5%
US/American 17.3%
Danish 10%
English 8.5%
Norwegian 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Irish 4.7%
Swedish 1.9%
Dutch 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.6%
British 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Adair, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Branch (50002)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Adair 839 $42,847
Anita 1,049 $42,578
Casey 478 $40,000
Exira 810 $32,222
Guthrie Center 1,668 $42,308
Menlo 365 $31,875
Wiota 149 $28,750

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Adair Public Library
Adair, Iowa
(641) 742-3323

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Adair High Schools (2004)

Serves 174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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