Doon, Iowa

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Doon, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Doon Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 17% Doon Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Doon, Iowa

Comparing Doon 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 9 6
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
People Living Alone 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Doon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Lyon
Standard Zip Codes 51235
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.279
Longitude -96.232

Doon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Station CANTON 4 WNW
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
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Doon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 533 100%
Male 287 53.8%
Female 246 46.2%
Under 18 160 30%
18+ 373 70%
65+ 82 15.4%
Median Age 31.9
Average Family Size 3.13
White 532 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Doon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 537
Growth 4
Growth % 0.8%

Doon 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
Dutch 75.7%
German 14.9%
Norwegian 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
US/American 1.7%
English 1.3%
Polish 0.6%
Irish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Doon 533 $39,773
Alvord 187 $41,786
George 1,051 $40,250
Hull 1,960 $43,919
Inwood 875 $41,667
Rock Rapids 2,573 $47,688
Rock Valley 2,702 $45,074

Doon Public Libraries

Doon Public Library
"207 BARTON AVE., PO BOX 218"
Doon, Iowa
(712) 726-3526

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