Boyden, Iowa

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Boyden, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Boyden Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Boyden Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Boyden, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 8
People Living Alone 3 2

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Boyden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sioux
Standard Zip Codes 51234
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.191
Longitude -96.005

Boyden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 17.1 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
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
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Boyden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 672 100%
Male 346 51.5%
Female 326 48.5%
Under 18 171 25.4%
18+ 501 74.6%
65+ 138 20.5%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.88
White 656 97.6%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 1.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 2.1%

Estimated Boyden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 669
Growth -3
Growth % -0.4%

Boyden 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
Dutch 53.6%
German 24.9%
US/American 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Swedish 2.9%
English 2.4%
Norwegian 1.7%
Irish 1.2%
Italian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Boyden 672 $43,971
Doon 533 $39,773
George 1,051 $40,250
Hospers 672 $39,861
Hull 1,960 $43,919
Sheldon 4,914 $43,346
Sioux Center 6,002 $51,039

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