Montezuma, Iowa

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Montezuma, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Montezuma Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Montezuma Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Montezuma, Iowa

Comparing Montezuma 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 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 9 10
Public Transportation Use 6 7


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

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Montezuma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles W of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Poweshiek
Standard Zip Codes 50171
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.585
Longitude -92.527

Montezuma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
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Montezuma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,440 100%
Male 686 47.6%
Female 754 52.4%
Under 18 340 23.6%
18+ 1,100 76.4%
65+ 322 22.4%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,422 98.8%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Montezuma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,419
Growth -21
Growth % -1.5%

Montezuma 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 30.3%
US/American 15.9%
Irish 14.5%
English 9.2%
Dutch 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Norwegian 2.9%
Welsh 2.4%
European 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Czech 0.9%
Danish 0.6%
Belgian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ewart (50171)

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)
Montezuma 1,440 $43,083
Barnes City 201 $32,321
Brooklyn 1,367 $44,531
Deep River 288 $46,875
Malcom 352 $55,417
New Sharon 1,301 $42,829
Searsboro 155 $26,528

Montezuma Public Libraries

Montezuma Public Library
200 S 3RD
Montezuma, Iowa
(641) 623-3417

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Montezuma High Schools (2004)

504 N. 4TH ST.
Serves 221 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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