Early, Iowa

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Early Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Early Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Early Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Early, Iowa

Comparing Early 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
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 9
Age of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 2
College Educated Adults 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Working at Home 5 4
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
People Living Alone 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Early Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sac
Standard Zip Codes 50535
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.461
Longitude -95.151

Early Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SAC CITY
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station IDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
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Early Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 605 100%
Male 280 46.3%
Female 325 53.7%
Under 18 168 27.8%
18+ 437 72.2%
65+ 112 18.5%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.97
White 581 96%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 14 2.3%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 4.1%

Estimated Early Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 540
Growth -65
Growth % -10.7%

Early 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 53.6%
US/American 10.1%
Irish 9.9%
English 7.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Norwegian 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Polish 1.4%
Danish 1%
European 1%
Italian 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Early 605 $40,521
Lake View 1,278 $33,333
Lakeside 484 $43,281
Newell 887 $33,594
Odebolt 1,153 $40,917
Sac City 2,368 $39,139
Schaller 779 $40,268

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Early Public Library
Early, Iowa
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Early High Schools (2004)

310 W MAIN
Serves 156 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

Early Colleges

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