Armstrong, Iowa

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Armstrong, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Armstrong Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Armstrong Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Armstrong Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Armstrong, Iowa

Comparing Armstrong 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 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 3


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Armstrong Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 103 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Emmet
Standard Zip Codes 50514
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.396
Longitude -94.478

Armstrong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
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Armstrong Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 979 100%
Male 465 47.5%
Female 514 52.5%
Under 18 202 20.6%
18+ 777 79.4%
65+ 245 25%
Median Age 46
Average Family Size 2.83
White 968 98.9%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Armstrong Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 902
Growth -77
Growth % -7.9%

Armstrong 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 37.9%
Norwegian 15.7%
US/American 9.3%
Danish 7.8%
Irish 7.2%
Swedish 5.1%
English 3.4%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Dutch 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
Polish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1%
European 1%
Scottish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Maple Hill (50514)

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)
Armstrong 979 $45,563
Bancroft 808 $35,625
Fenton 317 $38,571
Gruver 106 $37,813
Lone Rock 157 $36,875
Ringsted 436 $36,875
Swea City 642 $40,417

Armstrong Public Libraries

Armstrong Public Library
308 6TH ST.
Armstrong, Iowa
(712) 868-3353

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Armstrong High Schools (2004)

600 4TH AVE
Serves 142 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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