Iowa Park, Texas

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Iowa Park, Texas

Introduction to Iowa Park, Texas

Iowa Park, Texas, in Wichita county, is 10 miles W of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center) and 115 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas. The city, which is conveniently located inside the Wichita Falls metropolitan area, has an estimated 6,431 residents.

Iowa Park History

Iowa Park was founded in 1888 by D.C. and A. J. Kolp, who named it Daggett Switch. It quickly developed into a center for agricultural marketing. A post office was built in 1888 and the town was incorporated in 1891. A drought in 1893 brought challenges to the area. The next period of growth was spurred by the discovery of oil just before the end of the First World War. The Sheppard Air Force Base, which was built nearby during the 1950s, contributed to the Iowa Park's growth.

Iowa Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center
  • Fort Belknap
  • Lake Arrowhead State Park
  • Lake Wichita

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Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center displays exhibits about art, history and science. Fort Belknap is another historically important destination which was built by Brig. Gen. William G. Belknap to protect the Texas frontier. Spread across 524 acres, the Lake Arrowhead State Park offers hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, golf, swimming, and camping areas for guests.

Iowa Park Transportation

Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport is the nearest major airport.

Iowa Park Higher Education

Midwestern State University and Vernon College are near Iowa Park.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% Iowa Park Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Iowa Park, Texas

Comparing Iowa Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 7
Well-Paid Single Women 3 8
Racial Diversity 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 8
People Above Poverty 5 7
Median Family Income 5 7
College Educated Adults 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3
Public Transportation Use 1 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 9
Low Violent Crime 3 3

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Iowa Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Wichita
Metro Area Wichita Falls
Standard Zip Codes 76367
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.951
Longitude -98.668

Iowa 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 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 98 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 24.8 inches
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Iowa Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,431 100%
Male 3,089 48%
Female 3,342 52%
Under 18 1,770 27.5%
18+ 4,661 72.5%
65+ 898 14%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.02
White 6,171 96%
African-American 17 0.3%
Asian 24 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 70 1.1%
Other 58 0.9%
Mixed Race 89 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 230 3.6%

Estimated Iowa Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,175
Growth -256
Growth % -4%

Iowa 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
US/American 25.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
German 13.4%
Irish 13.3%
English 10.2%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.8%
Scottish 2.1%
Swedish 1.3%
Italian 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
European 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Polish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Czech 0.2%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Iowa Park 6,431 $45,199
Burkburnett 10,927 $42,917
Electra 3,168 $30,116
Holliday 1,632 $40,625
Lakeside City 984 $61,875
Scotland 438 $41,667
Wichita Falls 104,197 $39,911

Iowa Park Public Libraries

Tom Burnett Memorial Library
Iowa Park, Texas
(940) 592-4981

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Serves 574 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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1. Rittman, Ohio 89   25.6% 13.3% 9.5% 22 $41,643 6.9% 1.9% 6,314 8.3% 9.5 0.1% 2.5
2. Mount Carmel, Tennessee 86.8   19.2% 12% 11.8% 24 $43,604 6.9% 1.7% 4,795 9.4% 18.1 0.2% 4
3. Evansdale, Iowa 86.7   26.1% 13.2% 5.8% 17 $37,418 7.1% 3.6% 4,526 12% 25.2 0.1% 2
4. Pocola, Oklahoma 86.6   20.5% 11.9% 8% 22 $37,937 6.5% 13.6% 3,994 15.4% 15 0.1% 5.5
5. Ball, Louisiana 83.2   25.8% 10.6% 11.3% 21 $38,588 7.7% 3.3% 3,681 13.6% 12.2 0.3% 2.4
6. Gloucester City, New Jersey 79.4   27.2% 13.8% 8.2% 22 $46,038 6.4% 2.9% 11,484 10.1% 24 0.1% 2.7
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