Bancroft, Iowa

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Bancroft, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bancroft Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Bancroft Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bancroft Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bancroft Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Bancroft, Iowa

Comparing Bancroft 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
People Above Poverty 5 2
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5

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Bancroft Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 92 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 126 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kossuth
Standard Zip Codes 50517
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.292
Longitude -94.217

Bancroft 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 8.1 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
Station BRITT
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
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Bancroft Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 808 100%
Male 366 45.3%
Female 442 54.7%
Under 18 209 25.9%
18+ 599 74.1%
65+ 219 27.1%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.99
White 804 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.2%

Estimated Bancroft Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 752
Growth -56
Growth % -6.9%

Bancroft 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 61.4%
Irish 13.7%
Norwegian 5.2%
Swedish 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
US/American 2.1%
Polish 1.7%
English 1.3%
French Canadian 1.1%
Luxemburger 1%
Scottish 1%
Italian 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Czech 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bancroft 808 $35,625
Burt 556 $39,464
Lakota 255 $43,500
Ledyard 147 $33,750
Lone Rock 157 $36,875
Swea City 642 $40,417
Titonka 584 $44,125

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Bancroft Public Library
"208 E RAMSEY, PO BOX 347"
Bancroft, Iowa
(515) 885-2753

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