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Overview

Introduction to Denison, Iowa

Denison, Iowa, in Crawford county, is located 58 miles NE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center) and 60 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska.

Denison History

Denison is the county seat of Crawford County, which was established in 1837. The county was named after William Harris Crawford, the U.S. senator from Georgia. The original settlers of Crawford County came from the Mormon migration in 1846. Jesse W. Denison, an agent of the Providence Western Land Company was responsible for beginning a settlement in this area. The city was also named after Denison.

Denison and nearby Attractions

  • Denison Aquatic Fun Center
  • Site of Fort Purdy Historical Marker
  • Crawford County Fairgrounds
  • Maxwell Park
  • Stenoien Ranch

Things To Do In Denison

Tourists can visit the Stenoien Ranch museum for its historical value. One can also visit the Crawford County Fairgrounds. There are many parks in Denison which include the Maxwell Park, Sunset Park, Morningside Park, and Leslie M. Shaw State Historical Marker. You can also plan a trip to the Denison Aquatic Fun Center. In addition, the city hosts the Crawford County Fair every year in the month of July.

Denison Transportation

Eppley Airfield is the closest airport.

Denison Higher Education

Buena Vista University, Iowa Western Community College, Western Iowa Tech Community College, and Bellevue University offer facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,326
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+3,635
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.7%
Median Earnings25+$33,662
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,939
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,777

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,576
% Above Poverty Level73.1%
% Below Poverty Level26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.9%
Median Gross Rent$586
Median House Value$95,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.5%
German24.2%
Irish5.3%
Norwegian4.3%
English3.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Swedish2%
Danishn1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Polish0.9%
Italian0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Canadian0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
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Denison Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crawford County
Standard Zip Codes51442
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.01
Approximate Longitude-95.34

Denison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDENISON
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches
StationCASTANA EXPERIMENT FARM
Distance24.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 30 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.8 inches
StationIDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp7 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip29.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arion126$46,875
Deloit372$33,125
Dow City463$39,500
Manilla975$50,521
Schleswig806$57,083
Vail478$65,221

Denison Public Libraries

Norelius Community Library
1403 1ST AVE SOUTH
Denison, Iowa
(712) 263-9355

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Denison Hospitals

Crawford County Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
2020 First Avenue South
(712) 263-5021
Crawford County Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
100 Medical Parkway
(712) 265-2500

Denison Public Schools

Broadway Elementary School
1515 Broadway
ZIP: 51442
(712) 263-3103
Middle
Total Enrollment 297
Denison Alternative High School
Hwy 30 East
ZIP: 51442
(712) 265-2349
High
Total Enrollment 39
Denison Elementary School
38 N 20th St
ZIP: 51442
(712) 263-3104
Primary
Total Enrollment 719
Denison High School
819 N 16th St
ZIP: 51442
(712) 263-3101
High
Total Enrollment 712
Denison Middle School
1201 North 16th Street
ZIP: 51442
(712) 263-9393
Middle
Total Enrollment 457

Denison Private Schools

St Rose Of Lima School
1012 2nd Ave S
ZIP: 51442
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Zion Lutheran School
1004 1st Ave S
ZIP: 51442
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
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