Mapleton, Iowa

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Mapleton, Iowa

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15% Mapleton Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Mapleton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Mapleton, Iowa

Comparing Mapleton 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 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


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

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Mapleton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles SE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Monona
Standard Zip Codes 51034
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.165
Longitude -95.792

Mapleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
Station ONAWA 3 NW
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
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Mapleton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,416 100%
Male 640 45.2%
Female 776 54.8%
Under 18 265 18.7%
18+ 1,151 81.3%
65+ 523 36.9%
Median Age 50.4
Average Family Size 2.82
White 1,401 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.6%

Estimated Mapleton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,230
Growth -186
Growth % -13.1%

Mapleton 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 50.1%
Irish 11.5%
US/American 9.8%
English 7.4%
Norwegian 4.3%
Danish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
French Canadian 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Polish 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mapleton 1,416 $38,063
Castana 178 $32,500
Danbury 384 $40,625
Oto 145 $24,500
Ricketts 144 $36,250
Smithland 221 $33,750
Ute 378 $36,250

Mapleton Public Libraries

Fisher-whiting Memorial Library
Mapleton, Iowa
(712) 882-1312

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Mapleton High Schools (2004)

410 S 6TH
Serves 294 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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