Manson, Iowa

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Manson, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Manson Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Manson Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Manson College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Manson, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


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

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Manson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 50563
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.529
Longitude -94.533

Manson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
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Manson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,893 100%
Male 875 46.2%
Female 1,018 53.8%
Under 18 449 23.7%
18+ 1,444 76.3%
65+ 481 25.4%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,868 98.7%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.4%

Estimated Manson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,760
Growth -133
Growth % -7%

Manson 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 52.2%
Irish 8.8%
US/American 8.7%
Swedish 5.2%
English 5%
Norwegian 3.5%
Danish 3.4%
Dutch 2.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2%
Czech 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Italian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
European 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
African 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Wieston (50563)

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)
Manson 1,893 $41,500
Barnum 195 $42,083
Clare 190 $40,000
Palmer 214 $45,250
Pomeroy 710 $34,028
Rockwell City 2,264 $42,625
Somers 165 $43,750

Manson Public Libraries

Manson Public Library
"1312 10TH AVE., BOX 309"
Manson, Iowa
(712) 469-3986

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Manson High Schools (2004)

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1601 15TH ST
Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

Manson Colleges

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