Monona, Iowa

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Monona, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 18% Monona Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Monona, Iowa

Comparing Monona 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 9 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 6


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

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Monona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles S of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Clayton
Standard Zip Codes 52159
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.051
Longitude -91.389

Monona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Monona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,550 100%
Male 738 47.6%
Female 812 52.4%
Under 18 374 24.1%
18+ 1,176 75.9%
65+ 362 23.4%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.93
White 1,529 98.6%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Monona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,445
Growth -105
Growth % -6.8%

Monona 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 60.3%
Norwegian 11.7%
Irish 6.5%
English 4.5%
US/American 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Czech 2%
Italian 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Swedish 1%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
European 0.5%
British 0.5%
Dutch 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rossville (52159)
Volney (52159)
Watson (52159)

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)
Monona 1,550 $42,679
Farmersburg 300 $40,694
Luana 249 $40,357
Marquette 421 $38,194
McGregor 871 $37,969
Postville 2,273 $40,125
St. Olaf 136 $36,250

Monona Public Libraries

Murphy Memorial Library
"111 N PAGE, BOX 430"
Monona, Iowa
(563) 539-2356

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Monona High Schools (2004)

Serves 361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

Monona Colleges

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