Ogden, Iowa

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Ogden, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Ogden Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Ogden Low Rate of Poverty
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 14% Ogden Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Ogden Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Ogden, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 7 7
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 4 5


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 8 9

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Ogden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles W of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Boone
Standard Zip Codes 50212
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.039
Longitude -94.027

Ogden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BOONE
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 32.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Ogden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,023 100%
Male 954 47.2%
Female 1,069 52.8%
Under 18 497 24.6%
18+ 1,526 75.4%
65+ 399 19.7%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.9
White 2,003 99%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.3%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.8%

Estimated Ogden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,019
Growth -4
Growth % -0.2%

Ogden 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 42.3%
Irish 9.6%
Swedish 9.4%
US/American 7.6%
English 7.4%
Norwegian 5.5%
Dutch 4.5%
Danish 1.6%
Polish 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
Scottish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Croatian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Latvian 0.5%
Belgian 0.3%
Icelander 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ogden 2,023 $46,949
Boone 12,803 $48,213
Bouton 136 $43,125
Boxholm 215 $38,750
Grand Junction 964 $34,875
Pilot Mound 214 $35,313
Rippey 319 $42,656

Ogden Public Libraries

Leonard A. Good Community Library
Ogden, Iowa
(515) 275-4550

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Ogden High Schools (2004)

Serves 298 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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