St Ansgar, Iowa

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St Ansgar, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy St Ansgar Walking and Biking to Work
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy St Ansgar Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% St Ansgar Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% St Ansgar Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 16% St Ansgar Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of St Ansgar, Iowa

Comparing St Ansgar 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 8
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Housing Recently Built 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 7 7

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St Ansgar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Mitchell
Standard Zip Codes 50472
P.O. Box Zip Codes 50481
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.378
Longitude -92.918

St Ansgar Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OSAGE
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
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St Ansgar Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,031 100%
Male 451 43.7%
Female 580 56.3%
Under 18 185 17.9%
18+ 846 82.1%
65+ 323 31.3%
Median Age 49.6
Average Family Size 2.7
White 1,027 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated St Ansgar Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 974
Growth -57
Growth % -5.5%

St Ansgar 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 48%
Norwegian 21.3%
English 5.3%
Irish 4.4%
European 4%
US/American 3.5%
Czech 3.1%
Dutch 2.3%
Danish 1.8%
Swedish 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.3%
Italian 1%
Welsh 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Belgian 0.4%
Finnish 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Meltonville (50472)
Otranto (50472)

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)
St Ansgar 1,031 $46,667
Carpenter 130 $34,167
Grafton 290 $34,063
Mitchell 155 $33,750
Osage 3,451 $39,856
Rock Falls 170 $42,917
Stacyville 469 $36,944

St Ansgar Public Libraries

Nissen Public Library
"217 W 5TH, BOX 40"
St Ansgar, Iowa
(641) 736-2218

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St Ansgar High Schools (2004)

Serves 262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

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