Britt, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Britt Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Britt Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Britt, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Britt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 74 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 50423
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.097
Longitude -93.801

Britt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BRITT
Distance 0.2 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 15.4 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
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
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Britt Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,052 100%
Male 961 46.8%
Female 1,091 53.2%
Under 18 499 24.3%
18+ 1,553 75.7%
65+ 508 24.8%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 1,943 94.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 99 4.8%
Mixed Race 5 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 118 5.8%

Estimated Britt Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,011
Growth -41
Growth % -2%

Britt 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 41.1%
Norwegian 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
Czech 7.8%
Irish 5.7%
US/American 5.7%
English 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Dutch 2.9%
Danish 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
European 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Britt, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Duncan (50423)
Hutchins (50423)
Stilson (50423)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Britt 2,052 $41,495
Corwith 350 $38,333
Crystal Lake 285 $32,500
Garner 2,922 $48,514
Kanawha 739 $42,031
Wesley 467 $47,500
Woden 243 $39,250

Britt Public Libraries

Britt Public Library
Britt, Iowa
(641) 843-4245

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Britt High Schools (2004)

420 9TH AVE SW
Serves 205 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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