Underwood, Iowa

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Underwood, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Underwood Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Underwood People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Underwood Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Underwood Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Underwood, Iowa

Comparing Underwood 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 Women 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Racial Diversity 3 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 1
Age of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 10
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Affordability of Rents 5 3
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Underwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pottawattamie
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 51576
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.386
Longitude -95.676

Underwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station OMAHA 9 NW
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station BLAIR
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
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Underwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 688 100%
Male 317 46.1%
Female 371 53.9%
Under 18 216 31.4%
18+ 472 68.6%
65+ 67 9.7%
Median Age 32.4
Average Family Size 3.27
White 683 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.2%

Estimated Underwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 818
Growth 130
Growth % 18.9%

Underwood 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 52.4%
Irish 10.1%
Danish 8.9%
Norwegian 5.9%
English 5.8%
US/American 5.4%
Swedish 2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
French Canadian 1.6%
Polish 1.2%
Scottish 1%
British 0.9%
Austrian 0.7%
Czech 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Underwood 688 $56,750
Carter Lake 3,248 $42,794
Council Bluffs 58,268 $42,715
Crescent 537 $61,042
Minden 564 $49,583
Neola 845 $49,632
Treynor 950 $65,357
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Underwood High Schools (2004)

Serves 236 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

Underwood Colleges

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