Primghar, Iowa

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Primghar, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 9% Primghar Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Primghar, Iowa

Comparing Primghar 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
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Racial Diversity 5 8
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Primghar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County O Brien
Standard Zip Codes 51245
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.08
Longitude -95.61

Primghar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
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Primghar Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 891 100%
Male 420 47.1%
Female 471 52.9%
Under 18 192 21.5%
18+ 699 78.5%
65+ 253 28.4%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.86
White 875 98.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 10 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Primghar Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 841
Growth -50
Growth % -5.6%

Primghar 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 40.3%
Dutch 15.3%
Norwegian 10.8%
US/American 7.8%
Irish 6.1%
English 5%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Swedish 2.4%
Danish 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
French Canadian 1.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Czech 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gaza (51245)

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)
Primghar 891 $40,982
Archer 126 $39,167
Calumet 181 $39,375
Hartley 1,733 $39,602
Paullina 1,124 $42,569
Sanborn 1,353 $42,500
Sutherland 707 $39,250

Primghar Public Libraries

Primghar Public Library
320 1ST ST. N.E.
Primghar, Iowa
(712) 757-8981

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Primghar Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(712) 957-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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