Palo, Iowa

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High Points

Palo 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 6% Palo People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 7% Palo Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Palo Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Palo Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Palo Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Palo, Iowa

Comparing Palo 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 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 4
Senior Citizens 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 1
People Living Alone 2 1

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Palo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 209 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Linn
Metro Area Cedar Rapids
Standard Zip Codes 52324
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.066
Longitude -91.795

Palo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.1 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
Station VINTON
Distance 12.6 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 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Palo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 614 100%
Male 301 49%
Female 313 51%
Under 18 154 25.1%
18+ 460 74.9%
65+ 57 9.3%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 2.94
White 606 98.7%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.7%

Estimated Palo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 826
Growth 212
Growth % 34.5%

Palo 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 31.7%
US/American 15.5%
Irish 15.1%
Czech 9.8%
English 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
Dutch 3.8%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Czechoslovakian 2.4%
Italian 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Belgian 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Palo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Covington (52324)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Palo 614 $58,571
Atkins 977 $58,375
Cedar Rapids 120,758 $54,286
Center Point 2,007 $55,677
Hiawatha 6,480 $47,135
Robins 1,806 $76,666
Shellsburg 938 $49,219
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