Coralville, Iowa

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Coralville, Iowa

Introduction to Coralville, Iowa

Coralville, Iowa is located 2 miles W of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center) and 203 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Johnson county. The city is part of the Iowa City metro area. The population of Coralville is 15,123.

Coralville History

Coralville was originally the site of Edgewater Park. The city was incorporated in 1873 and was named after the fossils that exist in the limestone along the Iowa River. A Harvard University zoologist, named Louis Agassiz gave a lecture at the University of Iowa on the coral reefs of Iowa. This event encouraged the residents of the area to name the city Coralville.

Coralville and nearby Attractions

  • Coral Ridge Mall
  • Samuel Jordan Kirkwood State Historical Marker
  • Heritage Museum of Johnson County
  • Time Out
  • Auburn Hills Park

Things To Do In Coralville

Coralville offers a variety of parks and playgrounds including the North Ridge Park, Central Park, and Auburn Hills Park. History lovers can visit the Heritage Museum of Johnson County. Shopping is a fun activity at the Coral Ridge Mall and the Eastdale Mall too. Visitors can also take kids to the Iowa Children's Museum for a good learning and fun experience.

Coralville Transportation

The Eastern Iowa Airport is the nearest airport.

Coralville Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, Augustana College, and Saint Ambrose University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Coralville Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Coralville College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Coralville Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Coralville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Coralville Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 8% Coralville Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Coralville, Iowa

Comparing Coralville 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 10
Racial Diversity 7 10
Age of the Population 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 7 10
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Rents 5 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 4
Low Property Crime 3 2

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Coralville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 203 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Johnson
Metro Area Iowa City
Standard Zip Codes 52241
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.676
Longitude -91.58

Coralville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
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Coralville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 15,123 100%
Male 7,716 51%
Female 7,407 49%
Under 18 3,315 21.9%
18+ 11,808 78.1%
65+ 836 5.5%
Median Age 29.8
Average Family Size 2.96
White 13,152 87%
African-American 640 4.2%
Asian 786 5.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 51 0.3%
Other 162 1.1%
Mixed Race 323 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 459 3%

Estimated Coralville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,811
Growth 2,688
Growth % 17.8%

Coralville 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 28.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
Irish 12.1%
English 7.7%
US/American 5.4%
Norwegian 4.8%
Danish 1.9%
Czech 1.9%
Dutch 1.8%
Swedish 1.8%
Italian 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Polish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
European 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
African 0.9%
Iranian 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Other Subsaharan African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Coralville 15,123 $57,869
Hills 679 $57,386
Iowa City 62,220 $57,568
North Liberty 5,367 $53,750
Solon 1,177 $58,289
Tiffin 975 $47,969
University Heights 987 $79,044

Coralville Public Libraries

Coralville Public Library
Coralville, Iowa
(319) 351-2163
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Starbucks in Coralville

(As of 2005)
Coral Ridge Mall
1451 Coral Ridge Avenue
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