Anita, Iowa

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Anita, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Anita Affordability of Rents
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Comparative Profile of Anita, Iowa

Comparing Anita 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 10 9
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 6
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Anita Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles E of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Cass
Standard Zip Codes 50020
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.445
Longitude -94.764

Anita Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.4 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
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station HARLAN
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Anita Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,049 100%
Male 503 48%
Female 546 52%
Under 18 226 21.5%
18+ 823 78.5%
65+ 268 25.5%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.81
White 1,041 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Anita Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,166
Growth 117
Growth % 11.2%

Anita 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 39.8%
Danish 15.5%
English 8.6%
US/American 8.1%
Irish 6.7%
Norwegian 4.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Swedish 2.6%
Czech 2.2%
Scottish 1.9%
Dutch 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
French Canadian 0.9%
Italian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
European 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
British 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Berea (50020)

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)
Anita 1,049 $42,578
Adair 839 $42,847
Atlantic 7,257 $41,168
Brayton 145 $25,625
Cumberland 281 $39,167
Exira 810 $32,222
Wiota 149 $28,750

Anita Public Libraries

Anita Public Library
Anita, Iowa
(712) 762-3639
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Anita High Schools (2004)

Serves 165 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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