Pomeroy, Iowa

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

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Comparative Profile of Pomeroy, Iowa

Comparing Pomeroy 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 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Pomeroy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 50575
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.551
Longitude -94.683

Pomeroy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station SAC CITY
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Pomeroy Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 710 100%
Male 318 44.8%
Female 392 55.2%
Under 18 153 21.5%
18+ 557 78.5%
65+ 206 29%
Median Age 46.7
Average Family Size 2.86
White 707 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Pomeroy Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 658
Growth -52
Growth % -7.3%

Pomeroy 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 55.3%
Swedish 11%
Irish 9.4%
English 8.2%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.2%
Norwegian 2%
Czech 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Italian 0.8%
Polish 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Knoke (50575)

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)
Pomeroy 710 $34,028
Barnum 195 $42,083
Fonda 648 $37,500
Lytton 305 $31,667
Manson 1,893 $41,500
Palmer 214 $45,250
Rockwell City 2,264 $42,625

Pomeroy Public Libraries

Pomeroy Public Library
Pomeroy, Iowa
(712) 468-2311

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Pomeroy High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 147 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

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