Colo, Iowa

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High Points

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

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People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Colo People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 15% Colo College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Colo, Iowa

Comparing Colo 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 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Senior Citizens 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 7
Age of the Population 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


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

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Colo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Story
Standard Zip Codes 50056
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.017
Longitude -93.315

Colo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COLO
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station BOONE
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
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Colo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 868 100%
Male 430 49.5%
Female 438 50.5%
Under 18 240 27.6%
18+ 628 72.4%
65+ 143 16.5%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.02
White 848 97.7%
African-American 8 0.9%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 6 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Colo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 808
Growth -60
Growth % -6.9%

Colo 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 30%
US/American 19.8%
Norwegian 11.1%
English 10.8%
Irish 8.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Swedish 2.5%
Czech 1.3%
Italian 1%
Dutch 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Liberian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Alsatian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Colo 868 $48,438
Collins 499 $42,422
Maxwell 807 $49,821
Nevada 6,658 $48,700
Rhodes 294 $41,786
St. Anthony 109 $37,500
State Center 1,349 $45,156

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Colo Public Library
Colo, Iowa
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Colo High Schools (2004)

Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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