Swea City, Iowa

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Swea City, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Swea City Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15% Swea City Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Swea City Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Swea City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Swea City, Iowa

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
People Above Poverty 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Swea City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 99 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kossuth
Standard Zip Codes 50590
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.384
Longitude -94.314

Swea 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 SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.1 inches
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Swea City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 642 100%
Male 304 47.4%
Female 338 52.6%
Under 18 149 23.2%
18+ 493 76.8%
65+ 162 25.2%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.86
White 625 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 11 1.7%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.6%

Estimated Swea City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 596
Growth -46
Growth % -7.2%

Swea 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
German 50.4%
Norwegian 11.2%
US/American 7.8%
Swedish 7.8%
Irish 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
English 3.2%
Danish 3%
French (except Basque) 2%
British 1%
Polish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Swea City 642 $40,417
Armstrong 979 $45,563
Bancroft 808 $35,625
Fenton 317 $38,571
Lakota 255 $43,500
Ledyard 147 $33,750
Lone Rock 157 $36,875

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Swea City High Schools (2004)

Serves 154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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