Graettinger, Iowa

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Graettinger, Iowa

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Graettinger Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Graettinger Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Graettinger Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Graettinger, Iowa

Comparing Graettinger 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 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Age of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
Median Family Income 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Working at Home 3 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Graettinger Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 98 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Palo Alto
Standard Zip Codes 51342
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.237
Longitude -94.751

Graettinger Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
Station SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
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Graettinger Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 900 100%
Male 421 46.8%
Female 479 53.2%
Under 18 236 26.2%
18+ 664 73.8%
65+ 179 19.9%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.9
White 889 98.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.9%

Estimated Graettinger Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 866
Growth -34
Growth % -3.8%

Graettinger 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%
Norwegian 17.2%
Irish 9.4%
US/American 8.3%
English 5.5%
Danish 5.4%
Dutch 2%
Swedish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Scottish 1%
Italian 0.9%
Northern European 0.6%
Luxemburger 0.6%
Russian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Graettinger 900 $36,591
Ayrshire 202 $30,893
Emmetsburg 3,958 $44,554
Gruver 106 $37,813
Ruthven 711 $40,469
Terril 404 $39,250
Wallingford 210 $44,375

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Graettinger High Schools (2004)

Serves 94 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

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