Crescent, Iowa

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Crescent, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Crescent Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Crescent Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Crescent People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Crescent, Iowa

Comparing Crescent 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
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Crescent Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pottawattamie
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 51526
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.365
Longitude -95.857

Crescent Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station BLAIR
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
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Crescent Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 537 100%
Male 266 49.5%
Female 271 50.5%
Under 18 139 25.9%
18+ 398 74.1%
65+ 53 9.9%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.15
White 528 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Crescent Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 603
Growth 66
Growth % 12.3%

Crescent 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 39.2%
English 14.2%
Irish 7%
Danish 5.5%
Swedish 4.8%
US/American 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 4.8%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Norwegian 3.1%
Polish 2.9%
Scottish 2.2%
British 2.2%
Czech 1.4%
Czechoslovakian 1.4%
Italian 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crescent 537 $61,042
Carter Lake 3,248 $42,794
Council Bluffs 58,268 $42,715
Minden 564 $49,583
Missouri Valley 2,992 $47,250
Neola 845 $49,632
Underwood 688 $56,750
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