Fenton, Iowa

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Fenton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kossuth
Standard Zip Codes 50539
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.219
Longitude -94.43

Fenton Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station BRITT
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
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Fenton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 317 100%
Male 142 44.8%
Female 175 55.2%
Under 18 67 21.1%
18+ 250 78.9%
65+ 90 28.4%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.73
White 311 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 1.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Fenton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 288
Growth -29
Growth % -9.1%

Fenton 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 57.4%
Norwegian 16%
US/American 7.4%
English 3.9%
Polish 2.8%
Irish 2.8%
Czech 1.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Danish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
European 1.1%
Welsh 0.7%
British 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Belgian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Seneca (50539)

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)
Fenton 317 $38,571
Armstrong 979 $45,563
Bancroft 808 $35,625
Burt 556 $39,464
Lone Rock 157 $36,875
Ringsted 436 $36,875
Whittemore 530 $37,031

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Fenton High Schools (2004)

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Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.4

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