Solon, Iowa

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Solon, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Solon Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Solon Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Solon People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Solon College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Solon Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Solon Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Solon, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
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 10

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 9
People Living Alone 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 1

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Solon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 198 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Johnson
Metro Area Iowa City
Standard Zip Codes 52333
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.807
Longitude -91.493

Solon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
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Solon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,177 100%
Male 582 49.4%
Female 595 50.6%
Under 18 308 26.2%
18+ 869 73.8%
65+ 210 17.8%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,162 98.7%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Solon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,352
Growth 175
Growth % 14.9%

Solon 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 38.2%
Czech 14.5%
Irish 9%
US/American 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
English 3.4%
Dutch 3.4%
Czechoslovakian 3%
Norwegian 3%
Scottish 1.7%
Polish 1.6%
Italian 1.6%
Swedish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
European 1.4%
Austrian 1.2%
Welsh 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
British 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Twin View Heights (52333)

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)
Solon 1,177 $58,289
Coralville 15,123 $57,869
Ely 1,149 $62,500
Lisbon 1,898 $55,583
Mount Vernon 3,390 $59,205
North Liberty 5,367 $53,750
Swisher 813 $67,368

Solon Public Libraries

Solon Public Library
Solon, Iowa
(319) 644-2678

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Solon High Schools (2004)

Serves 329 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

Solon Colleges

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