Scranton, Iowa

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Scranton, Iowa

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

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Comparative Profile of Scranton, Iowa

Comparing Scranton 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 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 8
Female Share of the Population 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 3
Median Family Income 5 2
People Above Poverty 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Scranton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles W of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Greene
Standard Zip Codes 51462
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.022
Longitude -94.545

Scranton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Scranton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 604 100%
Male 292 48.3%
Female 312 51.7%
Under 18 160 26.5%
18+ 444 73.5%
65+ 116 19.2%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.05
White 583 96.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 16 2.6%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 5.1%

Estimated Scranton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 561
Growth -43
Growth % -7.1%

Scranton 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 37%
Irish 10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
English 9.2%
US/American 6.1%
Danish 4.4%
Dutch 3.9%
Norwegian 3.6%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Scottish 2.9%
Czech 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 1.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Welsh 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Scranton 604 $38,542
Bayard 536 $32,344
Churdan 418 $32,273
Coon Rapids 1,305 $39,800
Glidden 1,253 $48,026
Jefferson 4,626 $42,754
Lanesboro 152 $31,250

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Scranton Public Library
1102 MAIN
Scranton, Iowa
(712) 652-3453

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