Sioux Rapids, Iowa

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Sioux Rapids, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Sioux Rapids Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sioux Rapids, Iowa

Comparing Sioux Rapids 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 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 4
Median Family Income 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Sioux Rapids Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buena Vista
Standard Zip Codes 50585
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.893
Longitude -95.15

Sioux Rapids Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
Distance 32.9 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
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Sioux Rapids Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 720 100%
Male 350 48.6%
Female 370 51.4%
Under 18 179 24.9%
18+ 541 75.1%
65+ 170 23.6%
Median Age 42.1
Average Family Size 2.84
White 711 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.4%

Estimated Sioux Rapids Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 700
Growth -20
Growth % -2.8%

Sioux Rapids 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 35.6%
Norwegian 13.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
Swedish 7.7%
Irish 7.5%
US/American 6%
English 5.1%
French Canadian 1.9%
Danish 1.9%
Scandinavian 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Welsh 1%
Czech 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
European 0.5%
Australian 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cornell (50585)

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)
Sioux Rapids 720 $40,417
Albert City 709 $36,167
Linn Grove 211 $38,438
Marathon 302 $26,042
Peterson 372 $35,577
Rembrandt 228 $50,417
Webb 165 $31,500

Sioux Rapids Public Libraries

Sioux Rapids Memorial Library
215 2ND ST
Sioux Rapids, Iowa
(712) 283-2064

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Sioux Rapids High Schools (2004)

4440 U.S. HWY 71
Serves 310 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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