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People

Total Population 919
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 505
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 69.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $37,841
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,563

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,469
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.1%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $113,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station MARSHALLTOWN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Alleman 524 $81,932
Cambridge 806 $71,442
Collins 462 $64,688
Colo 884 $65,536
Elkhart 653 $74,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Maxwell Public Libraries

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

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Maxwell High Schools

COLLINS-MAXWELL MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
400 METCALF ST.
515-387-1115
Serves 279 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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