Sidney, Iowa

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Sidney, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Sidney, Iowa

Comparing Sidney 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 9 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Age of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5


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

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Sidney Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles S of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Fremont
Standard Zip Codes 51652
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.748
Longitude -95.647

Sidney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SIDNEY
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 13.9 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 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
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Sidney Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,300 100%
Male 608 46.8%
Female 692 53.2%
Under 18 352 27.1%
18+ 948 72.9%
65+ 279 21.5%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.05
White 1,280 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 15 1.2%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 2.4%

Estimated Sidney Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,190
Growth -110
Growth % -8.5%

Sidney 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 30.1%
Irish 16.3%
US/American 16.2%
English 11.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
Norwegian 3.9%
Dutch 2.7%
Swedish 2.5%
Welsh 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Danish 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Polish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sidney 1,300 $45,278
Farragut 509 $47,813
Hamburg 1,240 $42,935
Randolph 209 $36,500
Riverton 304 $46,250
Tabor 993 $50,000
Thurman 236 $38,438

Sidney Public Libraries

Sidney Public Library
"604 CLAY STREET, BOX 479"
Sidney, Iowa
(712) 374-2223

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Sidney High Schools (2004)

Serves 196 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

Sidney Colleges

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