Swisher, Iowa

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Swisher, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Swisher Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Swisher Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Swisher People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Swisher Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Swisher Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Swisher College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Swisher, Iowa

Comparing Swisher 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 10


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Swisher Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 208 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Johnson
Metro Area Iowa City
Standard Zip Codes 52338
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.845
Longitude -91.692

Swisher Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Swisher Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 813 100%
Male 411 50.6%
Female 402 49.4%
Under 18 218 26.8%
18+ 595 73.2%
65+ 66 8.1%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.05
White 806 99.1%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Swisher Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 796
Growth -17
Growth % -2.1%

Swisher 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 47.3%
Czech 15.9%
Irish 11.5%
US/American 7%
Norwegian 3.2%
English 2.3%
Dutch 2%
Czechoslovakian 1.7%
Polish 1.4%
Belgian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Danish 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
European 0.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Guyanese 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cou Falls (52338)

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)
Swisher 813 $67,368
Ely 1,149 $62,500
Fairfax 889 $59,348
North Liberty 5,367 $53,750
Oxford 705 $48,750
Tiffin 975 $47,969
Walford 1,224 $70,000
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