Hull, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Hull Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Hull Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 6% Hull Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Hull Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Hull, Iowa

Comparing Hull 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
Racial Diversity 8 10
Senior Citizens 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 7
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Hull Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sioux
Standard Zip Codes 51239
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.188
Longitude -96.144

Hull Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Distance 14.9 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 17 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
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Hull Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,960 100%
Male 957 48.8%
Female 1,003 51.2%
Under 18 602 30.7%
18+ 1,358 69.3%
65+ 361 18.4%
Median Age 34
Average Family Size 3.3
White 1,849 94.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 22 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 74 3.8%
Mixed Race 14 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 123 6.3%

Estimated Hull Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,039
Growth 79
Growth % 4%

Hull 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 71.5%
German 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 5.7%
Norwegian 1.1%
English 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
Irish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Perkins (51239)

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)
Hull 1,960 $43,919
Alvord 187 $41,786
Boyden 672 $43,971
Doon 533 $39,773
George 1,051 $40,250
Rock Valley 2,702 $45,074
Sioux Center 6,002 $51,039

Hull Public Libraries

Hull Public Library
1135 MAIN
Hull, Iowa
(712) 439-1321

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Hull High Schools (2004)

801 1ST ST
Serves 275 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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