Ringsted, Iowa

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Ringsted Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 98 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 132 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Emmet
Standard Zip Codes 50578
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.294
Longitude -94.511

Ringsted Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 33.4 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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Ringsted Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 436 100%
Male 215 49.3%
Female 221 50.7%
Under 18 94 21.6%
18+ 342 78.4%
65+ 110 25.2%
Median Age 44.3
Average Family Size 2.82
White 433 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Ringsted Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 427
Growth -9
Growth % -2.1%

Ringsted 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 32.2%
Danish 24.3%
Norwegian 19.6%
Irish 5%
Swedish 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
US/American 2.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Polish 1.5%
European 1.5%
English 1.2%
Slavic 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ringsted 436 $36,875
Armstrong 979 $45,563
Fenton 317 $38,571
Graettinger 900 $36,591
Gruver 106 $37,813
Lone Rock 157 $36,875
Swea City 642 $40,417

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Ringsted Public Library
"8 W MAPLE ST., BOX 98"
Ringsted, Iowa
(712) 866-0878

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