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Sibley, Iowa


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Sibley, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Sibley Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Sibley Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sibley Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Sibley, Iowa

Comparing Sibley 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
Compared
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Racial Diversity 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Male Share of the Population 2 1

Families

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

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 3 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Sibley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 148 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Osceola
Standard Zip Codes 51249
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.399
Longitude -95.751

Sibley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SIBLEY 5 NNE
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches
Station SANBORN
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Station WORTHINGTON 2 NNE
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
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Sibley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,796 100%
Male 1,271 45.5%
Female 1,525 54.5%
Under 18 662 23.7%
18+ 2,134 76.3%
65+ 663 23.7%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.95
White 2,731 97.7%
African-American 6 0.2%
Asian 9 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.3%
Other 25 0.9%
Mixed Race 15 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 62 2.2%

Estimated Sibley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,690
Growth -106
Growth % -3.8%

Sibley 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 53.5%
Dutch 18.1%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
Irish 4.5%
Norwegian 3.7%
Swedish 1.8%
English 1.7%
Italian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Danish 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
European 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sibley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cloverdale (51249)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sibley 2,796 $43,882
Ashton 461 $35,313
George 1,051 $40,250
Little Rock 489 $38,571
Melvin 243 $36,250
Ocheyedan 536 $36,607
Sheldon 4,914 $43,346

Sibley Public Libraries

Library
Sibley Public Library
406 9TH STREET
Sibley, Iowa
(712) 754-2888

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Sibley Hospitals

OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
600 NINTH AVENUE NORTH
(712) 754-2574
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sibley High Schools (2004)

SIBLEY-OCHEYEDAN HIGH SCHOOL
120 11TH AVE NE
712-754-3601
Serves 316 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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