Greenfield, Iowa

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Greenfield, Iowa

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Greenfield Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Greenfield Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Greenfield, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Greenfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles SW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Adair
Standard Zip Codes 50849
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.305
Longitude -94.461

Greenfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Station CRESTON 2 SW
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Greenfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,129 100%
Male 980 46%
Female 1,149 54%
Under 18 482 22.6%
18+ 1,647 77.4%
65+ 553 26%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.82
White 2,112 99.2%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 8 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.4%

Estimated Greenfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,984
Growth -145
Growth % -6.8%

Greenfield 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 36.4%
US/American 15.4%
English 11.9%
Irish 8.5%
Danish 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Scottish 2.5%
Swedish 2.3%
Dutch 1.7%
European 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Norwegian 1.4%
Welsh 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Stanzel (50849)

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)
Greenfield 2,129 $42,872
Bridgewater 178 $31,625
Casey 478 $40,000
Fontanelle 692 $39,861
Menlo 365 $31,875
Orient 402 $39,219
Stuart 1,712 $41,600

Greenfield Public Libraries

Greenfield Public Library
202 S 1ST BOX 328
Greenfield, Iowa
(641) 743-6120

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Greenfield Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(641) 743-2123
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greenfield High Schools (2004)

410 NW 2ND
Serves 280 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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