State Center, Iowa

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State Center, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 13% State Center Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of State Center, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 5 2
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 6

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State Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 50247
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.027
Longitude -93.163

State Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COLO
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 29.9 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
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State Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,349 100%
Male 641 47.5%
Female 708 52.5%
Under 18 342 25.4%
18+ 1,007 74.6%
65+ 273 20.2%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3
White 1,319 97.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 15 1.1%
Mixed Race 12 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 1.9%

Estimated State Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,337
Growth -12
Growth % -0.9%

State Center 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 51.8%
US/American 10.5%
Norwegian 6.9%
Irish 6.7%
English 6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
Dutch 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scottish 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Polish 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
Danish 0.9%
Swiss 0.4%
British 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
European 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
State Center 1,349 $45,156
Albion 592 $41,250
Clemons 148 $45,625
Colo 868 $48,438
Melbourne 794 $51,250
Rhodes 294 $41,786
St. Anthony 109 $37,500

State Center Public Libraries

Gutekunst Public Library
State Center, Iowa
(641) 483-2741

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State Center High Schools (2004)

Serves 239 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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