Story City, Iowa

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Story City, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Story City Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Story City Well-Paid Single Women
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 7% Story City Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% Story City Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Story City Short Commute Times
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 12% Story City Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Story City College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Story City People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Story City, Iowa

Comparing Story City 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 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 10
Low Property Crime 8 9

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Story City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Story
Standard Zip Codes 50248
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.187
Longitude -93.595

Story City 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 14.7 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 BOONE
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 32.6 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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Story City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,228 100%
Male 1,476 45.7%
Female 1,752 54.3%
Under 18 757 23.5%
18+ 2,471 76.5%
65+ 801 24.8%
Median Age 41.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 3,188 98.8%
African-American 9 0.3%
Asian 12 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.4%

Estimated Story City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,141
Growth -87
Growth % -2.7%

Story City 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
Norwegian 36.1%
German 23.5%
Irish 8.4%
English 8.2%
Scandinavian 4%
US/American 2.9%
Swedish 2.8%
British 2.1%
Italian 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
European 1.6%
Danish 1.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.2%
French Canadian 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Story City 3,228 $51,493
Ames 50,731 $56,439
Ellsworth 531 $36,250
Gilbert 987 $61,184
McCallsburg 318 $44,375
Randall 148 $40,875
Roland 1,324 $55,417

Story City Public Libraries

Bertha Bartlett Public Library
Story City, Iowa
(515) 733-2685

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Story City High Schools (2004)

Serves 364 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

Story City Colleges

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