Sumner, Iowa

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Sumner, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sumner Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Sumner Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Sumner Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Sumner, Iowa

Comparing Sumner 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Sumner Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NE of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Bremer
Standard Zip Codes 50674
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.847
Longitude -92.091

Sumner Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
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Sumner Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,106 100%
Male 989 47%
Female 1,117 53%
Under 18 482 22.9%
18+ 1,624 77.1%
65+ 524 24.9%
Median Age 43.8
Average Family Size 2.88
White 2,084 99%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 6 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.7%

Estimated Sumner Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,042
Growth -64
Growth % -3%

Sumner 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 57.6%
US/American 12.9%
Norwegian 8%
Irish 6%
English 6%
Scottish 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Czech 1%
French Canadian 1%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.6%
British 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Croatian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Buckcreek (50674)

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)
Sumner 2,106 $44,318
Fredericksburg 984 $40,357
Frederika 199 $47,500
Hawkeye 489 $38,438
Maynard 500 $40,833
Tripoli 1,310 $42,647
Westgate 234 $43,438

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Sumner Public Library
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Sumner High Schools (2004)

Serves 305 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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