Norway, Iowa

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Norway, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Norway People in Middle Class or Better
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Norway Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Norway Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Norway Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Norway Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Norway, Iowa

Comparing Norway 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 6 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 3
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Norway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles SW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 212 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Benton
Standard Zip Codes 52318
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.902
Longitude -91.921

Norway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
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Norway Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 601 100%
Male 290 48.3%
Female 311 51.7%
Under 18 157 26.1%
18+ 444 73.9%
65+ 83 13.8%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.01
White 595 99%
African-American 3 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.5%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Norway Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 618
Growth 17
Growth % 2.8%

Norway 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 60.4%
Irish 9.1%
US/American 8.9%
English 7.3%
Czech 2.5%
Norwegian 2.5%
Croatian 1.8%
Polish 1.6%
Dutch 1.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Belgian 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Norway 601 $50,278
Atkins 977 $58,375
Blairstown 682 $47,778
Fairfax 889 $59,348
Marengo 2,535 $47,153
Newhall 886 $51,250
Walford 1,224 $70,000

Norway Public Libraries

Norway Public Library
Norway, Iowa
(319) 227-7487

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