Larchwood, Iowa

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Larchwood, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Larchwood Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 12% Larchwood People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Larchwood, Iowa

Comparing Larchwood 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 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Larchwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Lyon
Standard Zip Codes 51241
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.453
Longitude -96.433

Larchwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
Station CANTON 4 WNW
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
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Larchwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 788 100%
Male 384 48.7%
Female 404 51.3%
Under 18 191 24.2%
18+ 597 75.8%
65+ 147 18.7%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 2.91
White 777 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Larchwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 808
Growth 20
Growth % 2.5%

Larchwood 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 45.9%
Dutch 14.7%
Irish 12%
Norwegian 11.7%
Swedish 3.7%
English 2.7%
US/American 2.1%
Danish 1.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Belgian 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Granite (51241)

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)
Larchwood 788 $48,125
Alvord 187 $41,786
Doon 533 $39,773
Inwood 875 $41,667
Lester 251 $47,083
Rock Rapids 2,573 $47,688
Rock Valley 2,702 $45,074

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Larchwood Public Library
Larchwood, Iowa
(712) 477-2583

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