Tripoli, Iowa

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Tripoli, Iowa

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 12% Tripoli Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Tripoli, Iowa

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 3
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 2


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

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Tripoli Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Bremer
Standard Zip Codes 50676
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.808
Longitude -92.258

Tripoli Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 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 17 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 19.3 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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Tripoli Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,310 100%
Male 623 47.6%
Female 687 52.4%
Under 18 355 27.1%
18+ 955 72.9%
65+ 266 20.3%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,294 98.8%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Tripoli Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,269
Growth -41
Growth % -3.1%

Tripoli 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 70.6%
US/American 10.8%
Norwegian 3.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
English 1.8%
Danish 1.8%
Irish 1.8%
European 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
French Canadian 0.8%
Czech 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Italian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tripoli 1,310 $42,647
Denver 1,627 $53,958
Fredericksburg 984 $40,357
Frederika 199 $47,500
Readlyn 786 $52,308
Sumner 2,106 $44,318
Waverly 8,968 $52,656

Tripoli Public Libraries

Tripoli Public Library
"101 4TH AVE.,SW,P.O. BOX 430"
Tripoli, Iowa
(319) 882-4807

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Tripoli High Schools (2004)

209 8TH AVE SW
Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

Tripoli Colleges

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