Gilmore City, Iowa

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Gilmore City, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Gilmore City Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 8% Gilmore City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Gilmore City, Iowa

Comparing Gilmore City 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Gilmore City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Humboldt
Standard Zip Codes 50541
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.729
Longitude -94.447

Gilmore City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 24.5 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
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Gilmore City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 556 100%
Male 266 47.8%
Female 290 52.2%
Under 18 123 22.1%
18+ 433 77.9%
65+ 127 22.8%
Median Age 44
Average Family Size 2.75
White 547 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.9%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1.1%

Estimated Gilmore City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 515
Growth -41
Growth % -7.4%

Gilmore City 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 43.1%
Norwegian 12.2%
Irish 10.5%
English 9.4%
Danish 5.9%
Swedish 4.7%
US/American 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.2%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gilmore City 556 $40,208
Clare 190 $40,000
Humboldt 4,452 $49,526
Palmer 214 $45,250
Pocahontas 1,970 $42,690
Rolfe 675 $32,500
Rutland 145 $32,321

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