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Overview

Introduction to Glenwood, Iowa

Glenwood, Iowa, in Mills county, is located 16 miles SE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center) and 17 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska.

Glenwood History

Glenwood was founded in 1848 by the Mormons. At that time, it was named as Coonsville. In 1851, the city was named as the county seat of Mills County. It was renamed to Glenwood in 1852. The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad first entered the city in 1869. Some of the early industries of the area include the marble and stone works, fruit production, iron foundry, and the Glenwood Creamery.

Glenwood and nearby Attractions

  • Mills County Historical Museum
  • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Cass County Historical Museum
  • Lake Manawa State Park
  • Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
  • Gerald R. Ford Birthsite & Gardens

Things To Do In Glenwood

While in Glenwood one can visit the General Dodge House, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, RailsWest Railroad Museum, Great Plains Black History Museum, and Malcolm X Birthsite. The Glenwood Lake Park offers several recreational facilities. Glenwood Recreation Complex is also ideal for spending your free hours. Glenwood is home to many churches including the Saint John Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and Glenwood Evangelical Free Church.

Glenwood Transportation

Flights can be availed from Eppley Airfield.

Glenwood Higher Education

Bellevue University and Iowa Western Community College are the nearest college and university.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,271
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+2,525
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,733
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,652

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,458
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$638
Median House Value$137,200

Ancestry

Irish20.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13%
English12.2%
Swedish5.2%
French Except Basque4.2%
Norwegian3.4%
Dutch2.5%
Czech1.3%
Scottish1%
West Indian0.8%
Haitian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Italian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Polish0.3%
Austrian0.2%
German0.2%
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Glenwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mills County
Standard Zip Codes51534
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.04
Approximate Longitude-95.74

Glenwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGLENWOOD 3 SW
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip33.2 inches
StationOMAHA EPPLEY AP
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationSYRACUSE
Distance34.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp39 to 67 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hastings175$43,750
Malvern1,023$78,333
Pacific Junction395$56,397
Randolph189$52,292
Silver City223$72,500
Tabor1,270$66,641

Glenwood Public Libraries

Glenwood Public Library
109 N VINE ST
Glenwood, Iowa
(712) 527-5252

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Glenwood Hospitals

Glenwood State Hospital School
711 South Vine Street
(712) 527-4811

Glenwood Public Schools

Glenwood Middle School
400 Sivers Road
ZIP: 51534
(712) 527-4887
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Glenwood Senior High School
504 East Sharp Street
ZIP: 51534
(712) 527-4897
High
Total Enrollment 603
Northeast Elementary School
901 N. Vine Street
ZIP: 51534
(712) 527-4875
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
West Elementary School
707 Sharp St
ZIP: 51534
(712) 527-4886
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
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