Pacific Junction, Iowa

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Pacific Junction, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Pacific Junction, Iowa

Comparing Pacific Junction 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
Age of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Affordability of Rents 2 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Pacific Junction Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles S of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Mills
Standard Zip Codes 51561
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.018
Longitude -95.798

Pacific Junction Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Pacific Junction Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 507 100%
Male 243 47.9%
Female 264 52.1%
Under 18 126 24.9%
18+ 381 75.1%
65+ 61 12%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.91
White 491 96.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 9 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 1%

Estimated Pacific Junction Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 518
Growth 11
Growth % 2.2%

Pacific Junction 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 40.1%
English 18%
US/American 9.4%
Irish 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
Swedish 4.2%
Dutch 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Italian 1.8%
Norwegian 1.3%
French Canadian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1%
Danish 0.8%
Scottish 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pacific Junction 507 $40,333
Glenwood 5,358 $46,555
Hastings 214 $47,813
Malvern 1,256 $44,432
Silver City 259 $43,125
Tabor 993 $50,000
Thurman 236 $38,438
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