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Allison, Iowa


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Allison, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Allison Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Allison, Iowa

Comparing Allison 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
Compared
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 2 2

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 6

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Allison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 50602
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.752
Longitude -92.795

Allison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALLISON
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Station HAMPTON
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station WATERLOO MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
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Allison Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,006 100%
Male 464 46.1%
Female 542 53.9%
Under 18 209 20.8%
18+ 797 79.2%
65+ 310 30.8%
Median Age 45.7
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,001 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Allison Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 981
Growth -25
Growth % -2.5%

Allison 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 69.2%
Norwegian 7.2%
US/American 6.6%
English 4.6%
Irish 3.6%
Dutch 2.5%
Italian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Danish 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
British 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Allison 1,006 $42,050
Bristow 202 $34,167
Clarksville 1,441 $37,457
Dumont 676 $36,786
Greene 1,099 $44,643
Parkersburg 1,889 $40,313
Shell Rock 1,298 $44,265

Allison Public Libraries

Library
Allison Public Library
"410 N MAIN, PO BOX 605"
Allison, Iowa
(319) 267-2562

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Allison High Schools (2004)

ALLISON-BRISTOW HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL
513 BIRCH
319-267-2552
Serves 192 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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