Nashua, Iowa

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Nashua Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Nashua, Iowa

Comparing Nashua 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 8 6
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 4
College Educated Adults 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Working at Home 5 3
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Nashua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles N of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Chickasaw
Standard Zip Codes 50658
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.952
Longitude -92.536

Nashua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Nashua Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,618 100%
Male 800 49.4%
Female 818 50.6%
Under 18 408 25.2%
18+ 1,210 74.8%
65+ 338 20.9%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.83
White 1,606 99.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Nashua Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,574
Growth -44
Growth % -2.7%

Nashua 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 57.2%
Irish 9%
US/American 6.3%
English 6.1%
Norwegian 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
European 1.6%
Italian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Czech 1.2%
Danish 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Swedish 1%
Dutch 1%
Canadian 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nashua 1,618 $37,284
Charles City 7,812 $38,297
Clarksville 1,441 $37,457
Frederika 199 $47,500
Ionia 277 $40,625
North Washington 118 $41,667
Plainfield 438 $48,750

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Nashua High Schools (2004)

Serves 257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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