Kanawha, Iowa

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Kanawha, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Kanawha Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Kanawha Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kanawha Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kanawha Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Kanawha, Iowa

Comparing Kanawha 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 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Kanawha Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 50447
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.937
Longitude -93.793

Kanawha Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BRITT
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Kanawha Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 739 100%
Male 337 45.6%
Female 402 54.4%
Under 18 165 22.3%
18+ 574 77.7%
65+ 226 30.6%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 2.9
White 722 97.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 5 0.7%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.3%

Estimated Kanawha Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 691
Growth -48
Growth % -6.5%

Kanawha 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 32.5%
Norwegian 26.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
Dutch 9%
US/American 8.3%
English 4.3%
Irish 2.3%
Italian 2.1%
Swedish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Denhart (50447)

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)
Kanawha 739 $42,031
Belmond 2,560 $43,393
Britt 2,052 $41,495
Corwith 350 $38,333
Goodell 174 $40,625
Klemme 593 $36,625
Renwick 306 $38,750

Kanawha Public Libraries

Kanawha Public Library
121 N MAIN ST.
Kanawha, Iowa
(641) 762-3595

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