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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 20,038
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 10,614
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 49%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,160
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 9.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.6%
Median Gross Rent $793
Median House Value $187,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station IOWA CITY
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
Station CEDAR RAPIDS AP
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
Station CEDAR RAPIDS NO 1
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hills 810 $70,972
Iowa City 71,832 $75,104

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coralville Public Libraries

Library
Coralville Public Library
1401 FIFTH STREET
Coralville, Iowa
(319) 351-2163
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