Marengo, Iowa

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Marengo, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 17% Marengo Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Marengo, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 5 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


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

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Marengo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 203 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Iowa
Standard Zip Codes 52301
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.798
Longitude -92.07

Marengo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
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Marengo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,535 100%
Male 1,193 47.1%
Female 1,342 52.9%
Under 18 643 25.4%
18+ 1,892 74.6%
65+ 473 18.7%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.98
White 2,487 98.1%
African-American 7 0.3%
Asian 17 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 7 0.3%
Mixed Race 16 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 29 1.1%

Estimated Marengo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,539
Growth 4
Growth % 0.2%

Marengo 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 44.1%
US/American 11.5%
English 10.4%
Irish 8.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Swedish 2.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Norwegian 2.6%
Belgian 2.3%
Czech 2.2%
Polish 1.6%
Danish 1.2%
Dutch 0.9%
Swiss 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
European 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Genoa Bluff (52301)

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)
Marengo 2,535 $47,153
Belle Plaine 2,878 $47,105
Blairstown 682 $47,778
Ladora 287 $48,333
Norway 601 $50,278
Victor 952 $47,841
Williamsburg 2,622 $46,779

Marengo Public Libraries

Marengo Public Library
Marengo, Iowa
(319) 741-3825

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Marengo Hospitals

(Government - Local)
300 W MAY ST
(319) 642-5543
Emergency Service: Yes

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Marengo High Schools (2004)

Serves 295 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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