Center Point, Iowa

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Center Point, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 6% Center Point Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Center Point People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Center Point Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Center Point Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Center Point Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Center Point, Iowa

Comparing Center Point 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 5
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 3
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Center Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 201 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Linn
Metro Area Cedar Rapids
Standard Zip Codes 52213
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.19
Longitude -91.785

Center Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VINTON
Distance 11.1 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 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 40.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
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Center Point Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,007 100%
Male 980 48.8%
Female 1,027 51.2%
Under 18 611 30.4%
18+ 1,396 69.6%
65+ 219 10.9%
Median Age 33.6
Average Family Size 3.11
White 1,974 98.4%
African-American 9 0.4%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 18 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.3%

Estimated Center Point Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,214
Growth 207
Growth % 10.3%

Center Point 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 45.2%
Irish 9.8%
US/American 8.8%
English 8.5%
Czech 7.5%
Norwegian 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Dutch 1.9%
European 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Swedish 1.3%
Danish 1%
Polish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
African 0.4%
British 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Center Point 2,007 $55,677
Alburnett 559 $61,094
Palo 614 $58,571
Robins 1,806 $76,666
Shellsburg 938 $49,219
Urbana 1,019 $54,327
Walker 750 $50,556

Center Point Public Libraries

Center Point Public Library
Center Point, Iowa
(319) 849-1509

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Center Point High Schools (2004)

Serves 349 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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