Battle Creek, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Battle Creek Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Battle Creek Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Battle Creek Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Battle Creek Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Battle Creek, Iowa

Comparing Battle Creek 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 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Battle Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Ida
Standard Zip Codes 51006
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.315
Longitude -95.598

Battle Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station IDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance 7.2 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 21 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
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Battle Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 743 100%
Male 347 46.7%
Female 396 53.3%
Under 18 147 19.8%
18+ 596 80.2%
65+ 235 31.6%
Median Age 48.8
Average Family Size 2.83
White 738 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Battle Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 716
Growth -27
Growth % -3.6%

Battle Creek 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 53.6%
Irish 8%
English 7.1%
Danish 6.7%
US/American 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Dutch 3.4%
Swedish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
French Canadian 1.5%
Polish 1%
Scottish 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
European 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Battle Creek 743 $39,479
Arthur 245 $36,250
Cushing 246 $47,000
Danbury 384 $40,625
Holstein 1,470 $43,636
Ida Grove 2,350 $46,213
Ricketts 144 $36,250

Battle Creek Public Libraries

Battle Creek Public Library
"115 MAIN, BOX 267"
Battle Creek, Iowa
(712) 365-4912

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