George, Iowa

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George, Iowa

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% George Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% George Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of George, Iowa

Comparing George 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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George Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Lyon
Standard Zip Codes 51237
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.343
Longitude -96.001

George Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 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 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
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George Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,051 100%
Male 486 46.2%
Female 565 53.8%
Under 18 199 18.9%
18+ 852 81.1%
65+ 365 34.7%
Median Age 50.6
Average Family Size 2.74
White 1,044 99.3%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated George Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,025
Growth -26
Growth % -2.5%

George 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 64.2%
Dutch 15.4%
Norwegian 5.5%
Irish 3.5%
US/American 3%
English 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Czech 1.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
European 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
George 1,051 $40,250
Ashton 461 $35,313
Boyden 672 $43,971
Doon 533 $39,773
Little Rock 489 $38,571
Rock Rapids 2,573 $47,688
Sheldon 4,914 $43,346

George Public Libraries

George Public Library
"119 S MAIN, BOX 738"
George, Iowa
(712) 475-3897

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George High Schools (2004)

Serves 167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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