Nora Springs, Iowa

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Nora Springs, Iowa

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 18% Nora Springs Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Nora Springs, Iowa

Comparing Nora Springs 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 7 5
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Short Commute Times 6 3
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Nora Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Floyd
Standard Zip Codes 50458
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.142
Longitude -93.004

Nora Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station OSAGE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Nora Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,532 100%
Male 747 48.8%
Female 785 51.2%
Under 18 367 24%
18+ 1,165 76%
65+ 282 18.4%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,525 99.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.8%

Estimated Nora Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,466
Growth -66
Growth % -4.3%

Nora Springs 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 44.8%
Norwegian 13.7%
US/American 10.4%
Irish 7.2%
English 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Danish 2%
Dutch 2%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
Czech 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Swiss 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Austrian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Nora Springs 1,532 $43,516
Grafton 290 $34,063
Mason City 29,172 $45,160
Plymouth 429 $40,179
Rock Falls 170 $42,917
Rockford 907 $40,875
Rudd 431 $43,750

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Nora Springs Public Library
Nora Springs, Iowa
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Nora Springs High Schools (2004)

Serves 230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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