Whittemore, Iowa

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Whittemore, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Whittemore Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Whittemore Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Whittemore Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Whittemore Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Whittemore, Iowa

Comparing Whittemore 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 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 3 4


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Whittemore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 82 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kossuth
Standard Zip Codes 50598
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.061
Longitude -94.426

Whittemore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station SWEA CITY 1 NE
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
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Whittemore Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 530 100%
Male 255 48.1%
Female 275 51.9%
Under 18 148 27.9%
18+ 382 72.1%
65+ 136 25.7%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.12
White 528 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Whittemore Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 492
Growth -38
Growth % -7.2%

Whittemore 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 50.5%
US/American 7.5%
Norwegian 7.3%
Italian 6.8%
Irish 6.1%
English 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Danish 2.5%
Dutch 2.3%
Swedish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
European 0.9%
Austrian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whittemore 530 $37,031
Algona 5,741 $41,210
Burt 556 $39,464
Emmetsburg 3,958 $44,554
Fenton 317 $38,571
Lone Rock 157 $36,875
West Bend 834 $40,455

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