Winthrop, Iowa

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Winthrop, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Winthrop Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 8% Winthrop Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Winthrop, Iowa

Comparing Winthrop 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 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Age of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Winthrop Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles E of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 184 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Buchanan
Standard Zip Codes 50682
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.473
Longitude -91.734

Winthrop Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station OELWEIN 2 S
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Winthrop Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 772 100%
Male 368 47.7%
Female 404 52.3%
Under 18 197 25.5%
18+ 575 74.5%
65+ 125 16.2%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.01
White 765 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Winthrop Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 769
Growth -3
Growth % -0.4%

Winthrop 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 32.5%
US/American 21.4%
Irish 17.4%
English 9.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
Norwegian 1.9%
European 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Swiss 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Iranian 0.7%
Italian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Winthrop 772 $42,969
Aurora 194 $42,188
Independence 6,014 $45,951
Lamont 503 $38,125
Masonville 104 $40,625
Quasqueton 574 $45,417
Rowley 290 $41,875

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Winthrop Public Library
Winthrop, Iowa
(319) 935-3374

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Winthrop High Schools (2004)

Serves 198 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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