Olin, Iowa

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Olin, Iowa

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Olin Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Olin, Iowa

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 5 2
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 2 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
People Living Alone 6 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Olin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles E of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 179 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Jones
Standard Zip Codes 52320
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.998
Longitude -91.141

Olin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 22.8 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
Distance 30.6 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
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Olin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 716 100%
Male 359 50.1%
Female 357 49.9%
Under 18 181 25.3%
18+ 535 74.7%
65+ 123 17.2%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 2.91
White 704 98.3%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.3%

Estimated Olin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 714
Growth -2
Growth % -0.3%

Olin 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 45.1%
Irish 8.9%
English 8.3%
US/American 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Czech 4.4%
Swedish 3.3%
Norwegian 3.1%
European 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
British 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Scottish 1.5%
Austrian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Olin 716 $39,091
Center Junction 131 $41,750
Clarence 1,008 $42,250
Mechanicsville 1,173 $44,500
Oxford Junction 573 $35,625
Stanwood 680 $42,143
Wyoming 626 $41,538

Olin Public Libraries

Olin Public Library
"303 JACKSON ST., PO BOX 318"
Olin, Iowa
(319) 484-2944

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Olin High Schools (2004)

Serves 152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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