Maxwell, Iowa

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Maxwell, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Maxwell Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Maxwell People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15% Maxwell Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Maxwell Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Maxwell, Iowa

Comparing Maxwell 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
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 4
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Maxwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SE of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Story
Standard Zip Codes 50161
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.891
Longitude -93.399

Maxwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COLO
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
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Maxwell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 807 100%
Male 409 50.7%
Female 398 49.3%
Under 18 236 29.2%
18+ 571 70.8%
65+ 127 15.7%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.09
White 797 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Maxwell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 764
Growth -43
Growth % -5.3%

Maxwell 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 34.6%
English 16.3%
Norwegian 12.9%
US/American 6.4%
Irish 6.4%
Italian 3.2%
Dutch 3%
French (except Basque) 3%
Welsh 2.3%
Swedish 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
European 1.4%
Croatian 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Canadian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Farrar (50161)
Iowa Center (50161)

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)
Maxwell 807 $49,821
Alleman 439 $66,154
Cambridge 819 $49,375
Collins 499 $42,422
Colo 868 $48,438
Elkhart 362 $51,042
Nevada 6,658 $48,700

Maxwell Public Libraries

Maxwell Public Library
107 MAIN
Maxwell, Iowa
(515) 387-8780

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Maxwell High Schools (2004)

Serves 279 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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