Hiawatha, Iowa

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Hiawatha, Iowa

Introduction to Hiawatha, Iowa

Hiawatha, Iowa, in Linn county, is located 2 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center) and 204 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Hiawatha has a population of 6,480.

Hiawatha History

Hiawatha was established in 1950 and was named after the trailer company of Fay Clark. He also became the first mayor of the city. It is located in Linn County, which was formed on January 15, 1839. Hiawatha is a suburb of Cedar Rapids, the county seat of Linn County. The area was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. It was first settled by the whites in the 1800s.

Hiawatha and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail
  • Ushers Ferry Historic Village
  • National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
  • Squaw Creek Park
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • Morgan Creek Park

Things To Do In Hiawatha

Hiawatha is home to numerous houses of worship including the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and New Song Community Church. In case you are interested in reading the area’s history, you can visit the Hiawatha Library. It also offers easy access to Marion Heritage Center, Science Station, and Granger House Museum. The Hiawatha Park and Tucker Park are also worth visiting.

Hiawatha Transportation

The Eastern Iowa Airport can be reached within few minutes by car.

Hiawatha Higher Education

Kirkwood Community College and University of Iowa are the nearest college and university.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Hiawatha Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Hiawatha Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Hiawatha Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hiawatha Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 11% Hiawatha Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% Hiawatha College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 15% Hiawatha People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 17% Hiawatha Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Hiawatha, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 1
Average Household Size 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5

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Hiawatha Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Linn
Metro Area Cedar Rapids
Standard Zip Codes 52233
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.035
Longitude -91.681

Hiawatha Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
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Hiawatha Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,480 100%
Male 3,171 48.9%
Female 3,309 51.1%
Under 18 1,528 23.6%
18+ 4,952 76.4%
65+ 622 9.6%
Median Age 32
Average Family Size 2.89
White 6,107 94.2%
African-American 140 2.2%
Asian 99 1.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.3%
Other 24 0.4%
Mixed Race 90 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 86 1.3%

Estimated Hiawatha Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,596
Growth 116
Growth % 1.8%

Hiawatha 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 35.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
Irish 10.7%
English 8.8%
US/American 8.3%
Norwegian 4.5%
Czech 2.9%
Danish 2.8%
Italian 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Dutch 1.5%
Swedish 1.3%
European 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
Polish 1%
Belgian 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hiawatha 6,480 $47,135
Alburnett 559 $61,094
Cedar Rapids 120,758 $54,286
Fairfax 889 $59,348
Marion 26,294 $59,110
Palo 614 $58,571
Robins 1,806 $76,666

Hiawatha Public Libraries

Hiawatha Public Library
Hiawatha, Iowa
(319) 393-1414

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