Zearing, Iowa

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 8% Zearing Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Zearing, Iowa

Comparing Zearing 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 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Age of the Population 6 4
Racial Diversity 4 7
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 7 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 5
People Living Alone 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Zearing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NE of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Story
Standard Zip Codes 50278
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.161
Longitude -93.296

Zearing Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station COLO
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Distance 30.1 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
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Zearing Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 617 100%
Male 286 46.4%
Female 331 53.6%
Under 18 164 26.6%
18+ 453 73.4%
65+ 122 19.8%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 3.13
White 602 97.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.8%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Zearing Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 536
Growth -81
Growth % -13.1%

Zearing 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 35.9%
Norwegian 12.2%
English 10.3%
US/American 9.3%
Irish 6.9%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Austrian 2.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Italian 2.2%
Swedish 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
Czech 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.5%
Celtic 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Danish 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Zearing 617 $45,156
Clemons 148 $45,625
Colo 868 $48,438
Hubbard 885 $41,563
McCallsburg 318 $44,375
New Providence 227 $47,708
St. Anthony 109 $37,500

Zearing Public Libraries

Zearing Public Library
Zearing, Iowa
(641) 487-7888

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