Rolfe, Iowa

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Rolfe, Iowa

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Rolfe 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 3% trophy Rolfe Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
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Top 16% Rolfe Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Rolfe, Iowa

Comparing Rolfe 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 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Rolfe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pocahontas
Standard Zip Codes 50581
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.812
Longitude -94.526

Rolfe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Rolfe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 675 100%
Male 327 48.4%
Female 348 51.6%
Under 18 153 22.7%
18+ 522 77.3%
65+ 184 27.3%
Median Age 45
Average Family Size 2.85
White 659 97.6%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 7 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1%

Estimated Rolfe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 612
Growth -63
Growth % -9.3%

Rolfe 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 41.8%
Norwegian 11.4%
Irish 8.7%
US/American 8.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Danish 4.2%
English 3.7%
Swedish 2.3%
Dutch 2.3%
Italian 2.3%
Scottish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Czech 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Welsh 0.6%
British 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rolfe 675 $32,500
Gilmore City 556 $40,208
Havelock 177 $32,917
Mallard 298 $31,806
Pocahontas 1,970 $42,690
Rutland 145 $32,321
West Bend 834 $40,455

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