Calmar, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Calmar Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Calmar Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Calmar Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Calmar Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Calmar, Iowa

Comparing Calmar 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Calmar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SW of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Winneshiek
Standard Zip Codes 52132
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.183
Longitude -91.863

Calmar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station CRESCO 1 NE
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Calmar Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,058 100%
Male 542 51.2%
Female 516 48.8%
Under 18 247 23.3%
18+ 811 76.7%
65+ 178 16.8%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,046 98.9%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Calmar Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,062
Growth 4
Growth % 0.4%

Calmar 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 56.3%
Norwegian 18.6%
Czech 7%
Irish 5.4%
English 3%
US/American 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.9%
Polish 0.8%
Croatian 0.6%
Italian 0.5%
Dutch 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Conover (52132)

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)
Calmar 1,058 $50,063
Decorah 8,172 $49,668
Fort Atkinson 389 $38,333
Ossian 853 $44,306
Ridgeway 293 $42,500
Spillville 386 $41,563
St. Lucas 178 $42,500

Calmar Public Libraries

Calmar Public Library
"101 S. WASHINGTON, BOX 806"
Calmar, Iowa
(563) 562-3010

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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