Introduction to Shenandoah, Iowa

Shenandoah, Iowa, in Page county, is located 42 miles SE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center) and is 45 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska. The city has a population of 5,546.

Shenandoah History

This city was incorporated in 1871. Shenandoah is also referred to as the Garden City. It was previously considered to be the "seed and nursery center of the world". The city is in Page County, which was founded in 1847. This county was named after the 4th U.S. Infantry Captain John Page.

Shenandoah and nearby Attractions

  • Greater Shenandoah Historical Museum
  • Waubonsie State Park
  • New Testament Church of Christ
  • Viking Lake State Park

Things To Do In Shenandoah

Tourists in Shenandoah can visit the Waubonsie State Park and the Viking Lake State Park for their recreational facilities. Visitors cannot afford to miss the Greater Shenandoah Historical Museum when in Shenandoah. The religious minded can also attend mass at the numerous churches located in the city including the New Testament Church of Christ, First Christian Church, and Saint Marys Catholic Church.

Shenandoah Transportation

Eppley Airfield Airport is the nearest airport.

Shenandoah Higher Education

Higher education institutes which can be attended by the residents of Shenandoah include the Bellevue University, Iowa Western Community College, and Northwest Missouri State University.


Total Population 5,079
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 22.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,393
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 55%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $28,388
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,679
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,057


Median Family Income $57,632
% Above Poverty Level 80.3%
% Below Poverty Level 19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $568
Median House Value $75,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 11.1%

Shenandoah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles SE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Page
Standard Zip Codes 51601
Company Zip Codes 51602, 51603
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.765
Longitude -95.371

Shenandoah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station AUBURN 5 ESE
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coin 205 $41,875
Essex 912 $53,516
Farragut 561 $66,042

Shenandoah Public Libraries

Shenandoah Public Library
201 S ELM
Shenandoah, Iowa
(712) 246-2315
Library Web Site

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Shenandoah Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(712) 246-1230
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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