Minden, Iowa

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Minden, Iowa

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 6% Minden Affordability of Rents
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Minden People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Minden, Iowa

Comparing Minden 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 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Senior Citizens 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
People Living Alone 3 2

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Minden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pottawattamie
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 51553
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.466
Longitude -95.542

Minden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station HARLAN
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
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Minden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 564 100%
Male 275 48.8%
Female 289 51.2%
Under 18 157 27.8%
18+ 407 72.2%
65+ 84 14.9%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 2.99
White 563 99.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Minden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 568
Growth 4
Growth % 0.7%

Minden 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 56.6%
Irish 9.3%
Danish 7.8%
English 7.2%
US/American 4.6%
Czech 3.5%
Norwegian 2.4%
Swedish 2.2%
Polish 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
European 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Minden 564 $49,583
Avoca 1,610 $45,000
Hancock 207 $37,500
Neola 845 $49,632
Persia 363 $40,000
Shelby 696 $40,000
Underwood 688 $56,750
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