Traer, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Traer, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Traer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles S of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Tama
Standard Zip Codes 50675
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.193
Longitude -92.465

Traer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TOLEDO 3 N
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 23.9 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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Traer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,594 100%
Male 739 46.4%
Female 855 53.6%
Under 18 333 20.9%
18+ 1,261 79.1%
65+ 450 28.2%
Median Age 45
Average Family Size 2.75
White 1,583 99.3%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.1%

Estimated Traer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,586
Growth -8
Growth % -0.5%

Traer 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 44.9%
Czech 9.6%
Irish 8.7%
US/American 7.6%
English 5.7%
Norwegian 3%
Czechoslovakian 3%
Scottish 2.8%
Danish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Dutch 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
African 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Traer 1,594 $43,375
Clutier 229 $39,583
Dysart 1,303 $45,774
Garwin 565 $45,938
Gladbrook 1,015 $41,797
Lincoln 182 $39,750
Reinbeck 1,751 $45,938

Traer Public Libraries

Traer Public Library
Traer, Iowa
(319) 478-2180

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Traer High Schools (2004)

Serves 244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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