University Park, Iowa

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% University Park Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 8% University Park College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of University Park, Iowa

Comparing University Park 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 8
Senior Citizens 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 5
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
People Living Alone 4 2
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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University Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 172 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Mahaska
P.O. Box Zip Codes 52595
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.286
Longitude -92.618

University Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station ALBIA 3 NNE
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
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University Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 536 100%
Male 266 49.6%
Female 270 50.4%
Under 18 137 25.6%
18+ 399 74.4%
65+ 74 13.8%
Median Age 29.8
Average Family Size 2.99
White 516 96.3%
African-American 3 0.6%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.9%
Other 4 0.7%
Mixed Race 7 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.3%

Estimated University Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 554
Growth 18
Growth % 3.4%

University Park 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 24.5%
English 18.3%
Dutch 14.6%
Irish 11.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
US/American 7.8%
Norwegian 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Polish 1.9%
Italian 1.2%
Welsh 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Austrian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scottish 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
University Park 536 $35,682
Beacon 518 $35,469
Eddyville 1,064 $40,875
Fremont 704 $44,167
Leighton 153 $46,667
Oskaloosa 10,938 $42,138
Rose Hill 205 $32,143
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