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Overview

Introduction to Hiawatha, Iowa

Hiawatha, Iowa, in Linn county, is located 2 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center) and 204 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area.

Hiawatha History

Hiawatha was established in 1950 and was named after the trailer company of Fay Clark. He also became the first mayor of the city. It is located in Linn County, which was formed on January 15, 1839. Hiawatha is a suburb of Cedar Rapids, the county seat of Linn County. The area was originally inhabited by the Native American tribes. It was first settled by the whites in the 1800s.

Hiawatha and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Valley Nature Trail
  • Ushers Ferry Historic Village
  • National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
  • Squaw Creek Park
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • Morgan Creek Park

Things To Do In Hiawatha

Hiawatha is home to numerous houses of worship including the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and New Song Community Church. In case you are interested in reading the area’s history, you can visit the Hiawatha Library. It also offers easy access to Marion Heritage Center, Science Station, and Granger House Museum. The Hiawatha Park and Tucker Park are also worth visiting.

Hiawatha Transportation

The Eastern Iowa Airport can be reached within few minutes by car.

Hiawatha Higher Education

Kirkwood Community College and University of Iowa are the nearest college and university.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,160
Male Share of the Population52.4%
Female Share of the Population47.6%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+3,666
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,811
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,144
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,595

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,174
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$812
Median House Value$138,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.1%
Irish16.7%
English6%
Czech4.4%
French Except Basque4.2%
Norwegian3.7%
Italian1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Swedish0.8%
German0.8%
Belgian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
African0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Australian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Hiawatha Almanac

CategoryValue
County Linn County
Standard Zip Codes52233
Phone Area Codes319
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.04
Approximate Longitude-91.68

Hiawatha Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCEDAR RAPIDS NO 1
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches
StationVINTON
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 26 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
StationMANCHESTER #2
Distance32.1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alburnett633$85,208
Cedar Rapids129,537$74,033
Fairfax2,418$103,750
Marion37,198$83,703
Palo1,036$80,417
Robins3,434$132,125

Hiawatha Public Libraries

Hiawatha Public Library
150 W WILLMAN ST
Hiawatha, Iowa
(319) 393-1414

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Hiawatha Public Schools

Hiawatha Elementary School
603 Emmons St
ZIP: 52233
(319) 558-2172
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Nixon Elementary School
200 Nixon Dr
ZIP: 52233
(319) 558-2188
Primary
Total Enrollment 417

Hiawatha Private Schools

Essential Montessori
1350 Blairs Ferry Rd Ste A
ZIP: 52233
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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