Corydon, Iowa

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Corydon, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Corydon Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Corydon Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Corydon Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Corydon, Iowa

Comparing Corydon 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 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 6 6
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Corydon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles S of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 50060
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.756
Longitude -93.318

Corydon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CORYDON 8 W
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station LEON 6 ESE
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
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Corydon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,591 100%
Male 719 45.2%
Female 872 54.8%
Under 18 330 20.7%
18+ 1,261 79.3%
65+ 508 31.9%
Median Age 47.7
Average Family Size 2.73
White 1,582 99.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Corydon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,521
Growth -70
Growth % -4.4%

Corydon 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 22%
English 18.6%
US/American 16.3%
Irish 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Dutch 5%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
Swedish 1.6%
Norwegian 1.4%
Yugoslavian 1.3%
Welsh 1.2%
British 1.1%
Swiss 0.6%
Northern European 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
African 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Corydon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cambria (50060)
Sewal (50060)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Corydon 1,591 $40,231
Allerton 559 $35,000
Derby 131 $31,250
Garden Grove 250 $29,464
Humeston 543 $33,214
Promise City 105 $25,000
Seymour 810 $32,692

Corydon Public Libraries

Karl Miles Lecompte Memorial Library
Corydon, Iowa
(641) 872-1621

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Corydon Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(641) 872-2260
Emergency Service: Yes

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Corydon High Schools (2004)

Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

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