Seymour, Iowa

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Seymour, Iowa

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Seymour 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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Comparative Profile of Seymour, Iowa

Comparing Seymour 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 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 5 3
Public Transportation Use 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
People Living Alone 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Seymour Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles S of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 134 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 52590
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.682
Longitude -93.12

Seymour Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station LEON 6 ESE
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
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Seymour Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 810 100%
Male 386 47.7%
Female 424 52.3%
Under 18 186 23%
18+ 624 77%
65+ 201 24.8%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 2.89
White 790 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 8 1%
Mixed Race 9 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.1%

Estimated Seymour Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 787
Growth -23
Growth % -2.8%

Seymour 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 21.3%
English 18.9%
US/American 14.4%
Irish 14%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
Italian 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Dutch 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Swedish 1.4%
European 1.2%
Polish 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Croatian 0.6%
British 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Seymour 810 $32,692
Allerton 559 $35,000
Centerville 5,924 $36,855
Cincinnati 428 $28,250
Corydon 1,591 $40,231
Mystic 588 $29,063
Promise City 105 $25,000

Seymour Public Libraries

Seymour Community Library
123 N. 5TH
Seymour, Iowa
(641) 898-2966

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Seymour High Schools (2004)

Serves 166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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