Aurelia, Iowa

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Aurelia, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 13% Aurelia Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Aurelia, Iowa

Comparing Aurelia 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 4 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 3 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 6

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Aurelia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 51005
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.712
Longitude -95.436

Aurelia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station IDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
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Aurelia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,062 100%
Male 507 47.7%
Female 555 52.3%
Under 18 251 23.6%
18+ 811 76.4%
65+ 303 28.5%
Median Age 43.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,050 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.8%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.8%

Estimated Aurelia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 973
Growth -89
Growth % -8.4%

Aurelia 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 50.3%
Swedish 10.1%
English 9.8%
US/American 5.7%
Irish 5.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Norwegian 3.8%
Danish 2.4%
Scottish 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Czech 1.3%
French Canadian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Italian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Diamond Center (51005)

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)
Aurelia 1,062 $44,135
Alta 1,865 $40,694
Cherokee 5,369 $42,333
Galva 368 $33,438
Larrabee 149 $23,438
Meriden 184 $33,393
Quimby 368 $32,917

Aurelia Public Libraries

Aurelia Public Library
"232 MAIN, BOX 188"
Aurelia, Iowa
(712) 434-5330

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Aurelia High Schools (2004)

300 ASH ST
Serves 127 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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