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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.

People

Total Population 7,150
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,667
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 52.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.9%
Median Earnings25+ $36,120
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,036
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,527
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.1%
Median Gross Rent $761
Median House Value $141,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 15.2%

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

Hiawatha Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Linn
Metro Area Cedar Rapids
Standard Zip Codes 52233
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.035
Longitude -91.681

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)

Station CEDAR RAPIDS NO 1
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station MANCHESTER #2
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alburnett 607 $79,432
Cedar Rapids 128,829 $71,979
Fairfax 2,300 $100,500

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

Hiawatha Public Libraries

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

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