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People

Total Population 288
Male Share of the Population 56.9%
Female Share of the Population 43.1%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 143
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,750
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.9%
Median Gross Rent $367
Median House Value $50,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0%
English 1.7%
Irish 16.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alta Vista Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles N of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Chickasaw
Standard Zip Codes 50603
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.198
Longitude -92.416

Alta Vista Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW HAMPTON
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 24 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station CRESCO 1 NE
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station GRAND MEADOW
Distance 35.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charles City 7,500 $45,324
Elma 654 $62,143
Ionia 351 $44,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Alta Vista Public Library
"PO BOX 167, S. WHITE AVE."
Alta Vista, Iowa
(641) 364-2975

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