Stratford, Iowa

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Stratford Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Stratford Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Stratford, Iowa

Comparing Stratford 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 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 2
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Stratford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hamilton
Standard Zip Codes 50249
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.271
Longitude -93.926

Stratford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station BOONE
Distance 15.5 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 PERRY
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
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Stratford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 746 100%
Male 357 47.9%
Female 389 52.1%
Under 18 151 20.2%
18+ 595 79.8%
65+ 220 29.5%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.9
White 739 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Stratford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 737
Growth -9
Growth % -1.2%

Stratford 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
Swedish 30%
German 22.1%
Irish 10.2%
Norwegian 9.8%
English 6.3%
US/American 5.4%
Danish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Finnish 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
European 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Welsh 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Italian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Stratford 746 $41,042
Boxholm 215 $38,750
Dayton 884 $38,698
Harcourt 340 $42,500
Lehigh 497 $31,458
Pilot Mound 214 $35,313
Stanhope 488 $41,667

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Stratford Public Library
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