Jesup, Iowa

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Jesup, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Jesup Low Rate of Poverty
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Jesup Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Jesup, Iowa

Comparing Jesup 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
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 7 5
Working at Home 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


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

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Jesup Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Buchanan
Standard Zip Codes 50648
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.475
Longitude -92.063

Jesup Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 21.6 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
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Jesup Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,212 100%
Male 1,066 48.2%
Female 1,146 51.8%
Under 18 626 28.3%
18+ 1,586 71.7%
65+ 332 15%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.06
White 2,194 99.2%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.6%

Estimated Jesup Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,413
Growth 201
Growth % 9.1%

Jesup 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 51.5%
English 11.7%
US/American 9.9%
Irish 8.6%
Norwegian 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Czech 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Polish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Littleton (50648)
Shady Grove (50648)

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)
Jesup 2,212 $48,966
Dunkerton 749 $48,229
Elk Run Heights 1,052 $48,906
Evansdale 4,526 $37,418
Gilbertville 767 $47,917
Independence 6,014 $45,951
Raymond 537 $55,417

Jesup Public Libraries

Jesup Public Library
"721 6TH ST., P.O. BOX 585"
Jesup, Iowa
(319) 827-1533

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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