Greene, Iowa

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Greene, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 15% Greene Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 15% Greene Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Greene Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Greene, Iowa

Comparing Greene 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 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Racial Diversity 4 6
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


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

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Greene Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 142 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Butler
Standard Zip Codes 50636
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.895
Longitude -92.802

Greene Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station OSAGE
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Greene Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,099 100%
Male 510 46.4%
Female 589 53.6%
Under 18 232 21.1%
18+ 867 78.9%
65+ 322 29.3%
Median Age 46.7
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,092 99.4%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.1%

Estimated Greene Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,015
Growth -84
Growth % -7.6%

Greene 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 57.3%
English 9.7%
US/American 7.3%
Irish 6%
Norwegian 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
Dutch 1.9%
Swedish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
European 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
French Canadian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Greene, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Powersville (50636)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Greene 1,099 $44,643
Allison 1,006 $42,050
Bristow 202 $34,167
Charles City 7,812 $38,297
Clarksville 1,441 $37,457
Marble Rock 326 $38,750
Rockford 907 $40,875

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Greene High Schools (2004)

201 N 5TH ST
Serves 200 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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