Madrid, Iowa

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Madrid, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 19% Madrid People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Madrid, Iowa

Comparing Madrid 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Senior Citizens 5 3
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 6
Female Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 4 2
Public Transportation Use 2 3


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

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Madrid Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 117 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Boone
Standard Zip Codes 50156
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.876
Longitude -93.823

Madrid Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AMES 8 WSW
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station BOONE
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Madrid Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,264 100%
Male 1,121 49.5%
Female 1,143 50.5%
Under 18 594 26.2%
18+ 1,670 73.8%
65+ 349 15.4%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 3
White 2,246 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 1.2%

Estimated Madrid Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,420
Growth 156
Growth % 6.9%

Madrid 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 33.4%
Swedish 12.1%
Italian 8.2%
English 8%
Irish 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
US/American 6.2%
Norwegian 4.3%
Dutch 2%
Croatian 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Danish 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Serbian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Zook Spur (50156)

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)
Madrid 2,264 $47,596
Granger 583 $47,750
Luther 158 $41,786
Polk City 2,344 $64,688
Sheldahl 336 $48,571
Slater 1,306 $58,036
Woodward 1,200 $43,333

Madrid Public Libraries

Madrid Public Library
Madrid, Iowa
(515) 795-3846

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Madrid High Schools (2004)

Serves 186 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

Madrid Colleges

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