Ida Grove, Iowa

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Ida Grove, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Ida Grove Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Ida Grove Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 18% Ida Grove Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Ida Grove, Iowa

Comparing Ida Grove 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 9 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Ida Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Ida
Standard Zip Codes 51445
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.345
Longitude -95.471

Ida Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station IDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
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Ida Grove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,350 100%
Male 1,099 46.8%
Female 1,251 53.2%
Under 18 561 23.9%
18+ 1,789 76.1%
65+ 543 23.1%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.88
White 2,325 98.9%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 0.6%

Estimated Ida Grove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,218
Growth -132
Growth % -5.6%

Ida Grove 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 61%
US/American 9.1%
Irish 6.3%
English 5.4%
Danish 4.2%
Swedish 3.1%
Norwegian 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Slavic 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ida Grove 2,350 $46,213
Arthur 245 $36,250
Battle Creek 743 $39,479
Galva 368 $33,438
Holstein 1,470 $43,636
Odebolt 1,153 $40,917
Schleswig 833 $39,000

Ida Grove Public Libraries

Ida Grove Public Library
Ida Grove, Iowa
(712) 364-2306

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Ida Grove Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(712) 364-3311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ida Grove High Schools (2004)

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Serves 275 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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