Peosta, Iowa

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Peosta, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Peosta Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Peosta College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Peosta People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Peosta Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Peosta, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Peosta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Dubuque, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 155 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dubuque
Metro Area Dubuque
Standard Zip Codes 52068
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.45
Longitude -90.85

Peosta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Peosta Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 651 100%
Male 318 48.8%
Female 333 51.2%
Under 18 227 34.9%
18+ 424 65.1%
65+ 39 6%
Median Age 29.6
Average Family Size 3.24
White 644 98.9%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated Peosta Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 933
Growth 282
Growth % 43.3%

Peosta 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 55.7%
Irish 15.8%
US/American 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
English 2.3%
Norwegian 1.9%
Dutch 1.7%
Czech 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
Scandinavian 1%
Swedish 1%
Swiss 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Peosta 651 $56,797
Asbury 2,450 $64,097
Centralia 101 $52,917
Dubuque 57,686 $46,564
Epworth 1,428 $47,321
Farley 1,334 $48,854
Sageville 203 $31,667
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