Fonda, Iowa

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Fonda, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Fonda, Iowa

Comparing Fonda 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 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Fonda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pocahontas
Standard Zip Codes 50540
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.581
Longitude -94.845

Fonda 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 13.4 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
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 16.7 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
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Fonda Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 648 100%
Male 309 47.7%
Female 339 52.3%
Under 18 148 22.8%
18+ 500 77.2%
65+ 210 32.4%
Median Age 45.1
Average Family Size 2.89
White 639 98.6%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.7%

Estimated Fonda Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 588
Growth -60
Growth % -9.3%

Fonda 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 52%
Irish 17.8%
US/American 8.5%
English 5.2%
Swedish 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
Danish 2%
Czech 2%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
French Canadian 1.1%
Italian 1.1%
Dutch 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Industry (50540)

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)
Fonda 648 $37,500
Lytton 305 $31,667
Newell 887 $33,594
Palmer 214 $45,250
Pocahontas 1,970 $42,690
Pomeroy 710 $34,028
Sac City 2,368 $39,139

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