Bayard, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Bayard, Iowa

Comparing Bayard 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 9
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 2
Short Commute Times 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Bayard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles W of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Guthrie
Standard Zip Codes 50029
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.851
Longitude -94.558

Bayard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Bayard Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 536 100%
Male 256 47.8%
Female 280 52.2%
Under 18 129 24.1%
18+ 407 75.9%
65+ 157 29.3%
Median Age 44.2
Average Family Size 2.97
White 531 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.1%

Estimated Bayard Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 527
Growth -9
Growth % -1.7%

Bayard 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 36.4%
US/American 17.5%
English 13.9%
Irish 11%
Polish 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Danish 3.4%
Dutch 1.8%
Welsh 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Swedish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
British 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bayard 536 $32,344
Bagley 354 $38,036
Coon Rapids 1,305 $39,800
Dawson 155 $45,250
Guthrie Center 1,668 $42,308
Scranton 604 $38,542
Yale 287 $36,806

Bayard Public Libraries

Bayard Public Library
"315 MAIN STREET, PO B338"
Bayard, Iowa
(712) 651-2238

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