Wellsburg, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Wellsburg Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Wellsburg Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wellsburg, Iowa

Comparing Wellsburg 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Wellsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles W of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 172 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Grundy
Standard Zip Codes 50680
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.459
Longitude -92.938

Wellsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELDORA
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Distance 11.6 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
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Wellsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 716 100%
Male 324 45.3%
Female 392 54.7%
Under 18 156 21.8%
18+ 560 78.2%
65+ 202 28.2%
Median Age 46
Average Family Size 2.81
White 708 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Wellsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 681
Growth -35
Growth % -4.9%

Wellsburg 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 73.2%
Norwegian 6.5%
US/American 5.8%
English 3.4%
Irish 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Dutch 1.5%
Danish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wellsburg 716 $38,750
Ackley 1,809 $44,200
Aplington 1,054 $41,711
Eldora 3,035 $39,421
Grundy Center 2,596 $46,223
Holland 250 $38,125
Steamboat Rock 336 $39,125

Wellsburg Public Libraries

Wellsburg Public Library
Wellsburg, Iowa
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