Agency, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Agency Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Agency People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Agency Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Agency, Iowa

Comparing Agency 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Agency Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles SW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Wapello
Standard Zip Codes 52530
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.995
Longitude -92.306

Agency Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
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Agency Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 622 100%
Male 298 47.9%
Female 324 52.1%
Under 18 140 22.5%
18+ 482 77.5%
65+ 137 22%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.89
White 617 99.2%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Agency Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 648
Growth 26
Growth % 4.2%

Agency 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
US/American 22.7%
German 20.2%
English 12.4%
Irish 12%
Norwegian 9.2%
Scotch-Irish 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Swedish 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Italian 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
Scottish 1.3%
Welsh 0.9%
Swiss 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Agency 622 $44,306
Batavia 500 $39,063
Eldon 998 $37,250
Floris 153 $27,917
Hedrick 837 $37,917
Martinsburg 126 $41,250
Ottumwa 24,998 $37,302

Agency Public Libraries

Agency Public Library
104 E MAIN
Agency, Iowa
(641) 937-6002

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