Lamoni, Iowa

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Lamoni, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Lamoni Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Lamoni Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Lamoni College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 6% Lamoni Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lamoni Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lamoni, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


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

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Lamoni Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles S of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles N of Kansas City, Missouri
County Decatur
Standard Zip Codes 50140
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.622
Longitude -93.933

Lamoni Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LAMONI
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station LEON 6 ESE
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
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Lamoni Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,444 100%
Male 1,179 48.2%
Female 1,265 51.8%
Under 18 368 15.1%
18+ 2,076 84.9%
65+ 387 15.8%
Median Age 23
Average Family Size 2.84
White 2,245 91.9%
African-American 72 2.9%
Asian 39 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 20 0.8%
Mixed Race 54 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 68 2.8%

Estimated Lamoni Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,470
Growth 26
Growth % 1.1%

Lamoni 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
English 17.3%
German 16.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
Irish 13.5%
US/American 10.7%
Norwegian 5.1%
Scottish 2.7%
Welsh 2.3%
Polish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2%
Dutch 2%
European 1.3%
British 1.1%
Northern European 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Turkish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Macedonian 0.6%
Bulgarian 0.5%
Australian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lamoni 2,444 $41,926
Davis City 275 $26,875
Grand River 225 $26,964
Kellerton 372 $33,173
Leon 1,983 $33,083
Mount Ayr 1,822 $37,188
Van Wert 231 $44,375

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Lamoni High Schools (2004)

Serves 127 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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