Kalona, Iowa

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Kalona, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 7% Kalona Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Kalona, Iowa

Comparing Kalona 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 7
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 10
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2

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Kalona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 211 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 52247
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.483
Longitude -91.705

Kalona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
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Kalona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,293 100%
Male 1,024 44.7%
Female 1,269 55.3%
Under 18 539 23.5%
18+ 1,754 76.5%
65+ 546 23.8%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3
White 2,249 98.1%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.5%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 12 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.1%

Estimated Kalona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,486
Growth 193
Growth % 8.4%

Kalona 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 44.8%
US/American 12.9%
Irish 6.8%
English 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Czech 4.4%
Norwegian 3.3%
Swiss 3.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
European 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Dutch 1.2%
Yugoslavian 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
Russian 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Italian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Joetown (52247)
Williamstown (52247)

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)
Kalona 2,293 $45,897
Hills 679 $57,386
Riverside 928 $52,344
University Heights 987 $79,044
Washington 7,047 $44,497
Wellman 1,393 $40,568
West Chester 159 $41,250

Kalona Public Libraries

Kalona Public Library
"511 C AVENUE, PO BOX 1212"
Kalona, Iowa
(319) 656-3501
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