Fontanelle, Iowa

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Fontanelle, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Fontanelle Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Fontanelle Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Fontanelle Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Fontanelle Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Fontanelle, Iowa

Comparing Fontanelle 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
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 6
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Fontanelle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Adair
Standard Zip Codes 50846
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.289
Longitude -94.561

Fontanelle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Station CRESTON 2 SW
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Fontanelle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 692 100%
Male 300 43.4%
Female 392 56.6%
Under 18 140 20.2%
18+ 552 79.8%
65+ 237 34.2%
Median Age 48
Average Family Size 2.7
White 688 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Fontanelle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 679
Growth -13
Growth % -1.9%

Fontanelle 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 40.2%
US/American 17.3%
Danish 9.2%
Irish 9.2%
English 7.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
Dutch 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Scottish 2.5%
Swedish 1.6%
Italian 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
Polish 0.5%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fontanelle 692 $39,861
Adair 839 $42,847
Anita 1,049 $42,578
Bridgewater 178 $31,625
Greenfield 2,129 $42,872
Massena 414 $43,173
Orient 402 $39,219

Fontanelle Public Libraries

Fontanelle Public Library
Fontanelle, Iowa
(641) 745-4981

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