Lacona, Iowa

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Lacona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Warren
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50139
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.189
Longitude -93.382

Lacona Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHARITON 1 E
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
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Lacona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 360 100%
Male 178 49.4%
Female 182 50.6%
Under 18 87 24.2%
18+ 273 75.8%
65+ 57 15.8%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.08
White 355 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Lacona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 354
Growth -6
Growth % -1.7%

Lacona Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

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Ancestry Percent
German 42.6%
US/American 26.3%
English 10%
Irish 6.8%
French (except Basque) 5.6%
Scottish 4%
Croatian 1.2%
British 1.2%
Norwegian 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.8%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Newbern (50139)

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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lacona 360 $47,083
Chariton 4,573 $37,935
Indianola 12,998 $52,238
Lucas 243 $38,750
Melcher-Dallas 1,298 $42,167
Milo 839 $46,125
Williamson 163 $25,833

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Lacona Public Library
107 E. MAIN
Lacona, Iowa
(641) 534-4400

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