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People

Total Population 884
Male Share of the Population 54%
Female Share of the Population 46%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 391
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,536
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $729
Median House Value $108,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 9.8%

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

Colo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 145 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Story
Standard Zip Codes 50056
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.017
Longitude -93.315

Colo 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 COLO
Distance 0.1 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
Station MARSHALLTOWN
Distance 19.9 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
Station BOONE
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Collins 462 $64,688

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

Colo Public Libraries

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Colo Public Library
309 MAIN STREET
Colo, Iowa
(641) 377-2900

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Colo High Schools

COLO-NESCO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
919 WEST ST
641-377-2282
Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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