Glidden, Iowa

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Glidden, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Glidden Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Glidden Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Glidden Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Glidden, Iowa

Comparing Glidden 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Glidden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles W of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 51443
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.056
Longitude -94.728

Glidden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 24.2 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
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
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Glidden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,253 100%
Male 583 46.5%
Female 670 53.5%
Under 18 296 23.6%
18+ 957 76.4%
65+ 204 16.3%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 3
White 1,243 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Glidden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,228
Growth -25
Growth % -2%

Glidden 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 57.1%
US/American 9.5%
English 7%
Irish 5.9%
Danish 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Dutch 2.7%
Norwegian 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
European 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Croatian 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Celtic 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glidden 1,253 $48,026
Carroll 10,106 $51,020
Dedham 280 $37,639
Halbur 202 $45,625
Lanesboro 152 $31,250
Lidderdale 186 $29,722
Scranton 604 $38,542

Glidden Public Libraries

Glidden Public Library
Glidden, Iowa
(712) 659-3781

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Glidden High Schools (2004)

Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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