Coon Rapids, Iowa

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Coon Rapids, Iowa

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 6% Coon Rapids Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Coon Rapids, Iowa

Comparing Coon Rapids 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 9
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 8
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 6


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

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Coon Rapids Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles W of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 50058
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.87
Longitude -94.677

Coon Rapids Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Coon Rapids Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,305 100%
Male 617 47.3%
Female 688 52.7%
Under 18 300 23%
18+ 1,005 77%
65+ 328 25.1%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,294 99.2%
African-American 8 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.8%

Estimated Coon Rapids Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,263
Growth -42
Growth % -3.2%

Coon Rapids 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%
English 14.2%
Irish 10.4%
US/American 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
Danish 5.2%
Swedish 2.4%
Dutch 1.8%
Norwegian 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Scottish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Northern European 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Coon Rapids 1,305 $39,800
Bagley 354 $38,036
Bayard 536 $32,344
Dedham 280 $37,639
Glidden 1,253 $48,026
Scranton 604 $38,542
Templeton 334 $44,375

Coon Rapids Public Libraries

Coon Rapids Public Library
123 3RD AVE
Coon Rapids, Iowa
(712) 999-5410

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Coon Rapids High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 346 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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