Slater, Iowa

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Slater, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Slater Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 6% Slater Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Slater Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 8% Slater Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Slater People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Slater College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Slater, Iowa

Comparing Slater 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 2
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 5
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Slater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 124 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Story
Standard Zip Codes 50244
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.877
Longitude -93.678

Slater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AMES 8 WSW
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station PERRY
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Slater Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,306 100%
Male 633 48.5%
Female 673 51.5%
Under 18 349 26.7%
18+ 957 73.3%
65+ 183 14%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,299 99.5%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Slater Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,421
Growth 115
Growth % 8.8%

Slater 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 31.6%
Norwegian 23.2%
Irish 7.9%
English 7.6%
US/American 6.8%
Swedish 3.7%
Dutch 2.7%
Scandinavian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Italian 2.2%
Danish 1.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
European 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Croatian 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Slater 1,306 $58,036
Alleman 439 $66,154
Huxley 2,316 $56,202
Kelley 300 $57,344
Madrid 2,264 $47,596
Polk City 2,344 $64,688
Sheldahl 336 $48,571

Slater Public Libraries

Slater Public Library
"105 N. TAMA ST., BOX 598"
Slater, Iowa
(515) 685-3558

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