University Heights, Iowa

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University Heights, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy University Heights Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy University Heights College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy University Heights Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy University Heights Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy University Heights Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy University Heights Median Family Income
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% University Heights Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% University Heights Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of University Heights, Iowa

Comparing University Heights 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 6 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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University Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 202 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Johnson
Metro Area Iowa City
Standard Zip Codes 52246
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.655
Longitude -91.556

University Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 17.8 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 26.2 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
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University Heights Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 987 100%
Male 497 50.4%
Female 490 49.6%
Under 18 179 18.1%
18+ 808 81.9%
65+ 124 12.6%
Median Age 36
Average Family Size 2.74
White 947 95.9%
African-American 9 0.9%
Asian 12 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 14 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.6%

Estimated University Heights Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 902
Growth -85
Growth % -8.6%

University Heights 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 24.6%
Irish 13%
English 9.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
European 4.6%
Norwegian 3.8%
Swedish 3.3%
Italian 3.1%
US/American 3%
Scottish 2.8%
Russian 2.6%
Polish 2.5%
British 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Iranian 2.1%
Dutch 2%
Danish 1.6%
Israeli 1.5%
Czech 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1%
Canadian 0.8%
Romanian 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Ethiopian 0.6%
Welsh 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Other West Indian 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
University Heights 987 $79,044
Coralville 15,123 $57,869
Hills 679 $57,386
Iowa City 62,220 $57,568
North Liberty 5,367 $53,750
Tiffin 975 $47,969
West Branch 2,188 $51,667
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