Panora, Iowa

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Panora, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 13% Panora Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Panora, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 3
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Panora Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Guthrie
Standard Zip Codes 50216
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.691
Longitude -94.362

Panora Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 16 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
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Panora Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,175 100%
Male 565 48.1%
Female 610 51.9%
Under 18 288 24.5%
18+ 887 75.5%
65+ 281 23.9%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,150 97.9%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 14 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.8%

Estimated Panora Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,214
Growth 39
Growth % 3.3%

Panora 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 37%
English 17.2%
Irish 11.3%
Swedish 6.4%
US/American 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Danish 3%
Dutch 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Italian 1.6%
Welsh 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
European 0.6%
Nigerian 0.4%
African 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Panorama (50216)

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)
Panora 1,175 $41,583
Bagley 354 $38,036
Guthrie Center 1,668 $42,308
Jamaica 237 $41,875
Linden 226 $32,917
Redfield 833 $43,056
Yale 287 $36,806

Panora Public Libraries

Panora Public Library
100 NW 2ND
Panora, Iowa
(641) 755-2529

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Panora High Schools (2004)

701 W. MAIN
Serves 245 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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