Hospers, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hospers Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hospers Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Hospers, Iowa

Comparing Hospers 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 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Hospers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sioux
Standard Zip Codes 51238
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.071
Longitude -95.904

Hospers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
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Hospers Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 672 100%
Male 330 49.1%
Female 342 50.9%
Under 18 192 28.6%
18+ 480 71.4%
65+ 125 18.6%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.14
White 647 96.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 11 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Hospers Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 674
Growth 2
Growth % 0.3%

Hospers 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
Dutch 47%
German 22.3%
US/American 9.5%
Irish 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
Luxemburger 2.8%
English 2.5%
Italian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swiss 1.3%
Norwegian 1.1%
Danish 1%
Swedish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Czech 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Newkirk (51238)

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)
Hospers 672 $39,861
Alton 1,095 $47,143
Archer 126 $39,167
Boyden 672 $43,971
Granville 325 $43,281
Orange City 5,582 $49,076
Sheldon 4,914 $43,346

Hospers Public Libraries

Hospers Public Library
213 MAIN ST.
Hospers, Iowa
(712) 752-8400

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