Aplington, Iowa

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Aplington, Iowa

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

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Comparative Profile of Aplington, Iowa

Comparing Aplington 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 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 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 8 7
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Aplington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles W of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 50604
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.584
Longitude -92.884

Aplington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 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
Distance 19.7 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
Distance 24.8 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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Aplington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,054 100%
Male 485 46%
Female 569 54%
Under 18 238 22.6%
18+ 816 77.4%
65+ 322 30.6%
Median Age 44.7
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,049 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Aplington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,023
Growth -31
Growth % -2.9%

Aplington 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 65%
US/American 10.6%
English 4.6%
Dutch 4.2%
Norwegian 4.1%
Irish 2.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Danish 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Swedish 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Aplington 1,054 $41,711
Ackley 1,809 $44,200
Allison 1,006 $42,050
Dumont 676 $36,786
Parkersburg 1,889 $40,313
Stout 217 $41,042
Wellsburg 716 $38,750

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Aplington, Iowa
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