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People

Total Population 129
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 23.3%
Employed Population 16+ 61
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,500
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 13.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.9%
Median Gross Rent $717
Median House Value $55,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 17.1%
Irish 9.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Somers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 50586
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.378
Longitude -94.429

Somers 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 ROCKWELL CITY
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station SAC CITY
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barnum 271 $55,833
Callender 425 $45,313
Farnhamville 337 $51,250
Gowrie 1,093 $51,190
Lohrville 371 $56,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Somers Public Libraries

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Somers Public Library
"602 6TH ST., BOX 114"
Somers, Iowa
(515) 467-5522

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