Blairstown, Iowa

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Blairstown, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Blairstown, Iowa

Comparing Blairstown 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 9 7
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Age of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 4 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Blairstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles W of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 52209
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.909
Longitude -92.084

Blairstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
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Blairstown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 682 100%
Male 316 46.3%
Female 366 53.7%
Under 18 169 24.8%
18+ 513 75.2%
65+ 153 22.4%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.87
White 678 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Blairstown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 709
Growth 27
Growth % 4%

Blairstown 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 56.9%
US/American 13.5%
Irish 6.1%
English 4.9%
Italian 4%
Norwegian 3.4%
Czech 3.4%
Danish 2%
Welsh 1.3%
Greek 1.1%
Belgian 0.9%
Swedish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Blairstown 682 $47,778
Belle Plaine 2,878 $47,105
Keystone 687 $48,750
Marengo 2,535 $47,153
Newhall 886 $51,250
Norway 601 $50,278
Van Horne 716 $49,261

Blairstown Public Libraries

Blairstown Public Library
"303 LOCUST NW, BOX 187"
Blairstown, Iowa
(319) 454-6497

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