Total Population300
Male Share of the Population53.3%
Female Share of the Population46.7%
Senior Citizens24%
Employed Population 16+143
Age of the Population52


% of people married53.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$58,750
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%


People Living Alone43.2%
Median Gross Rent$492
Median House Value$51,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.3%

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

Peterson Almanac

Nearest Medium City 61 miles NE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City118 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
Standard Zip Codes51047
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Peterson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp6 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip31.3 inches
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp5 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp36 to 63 F
Annual Precip29 inches
StationSPENCER 1 N
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp5 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip28.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Linn Grove137$53,125

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

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Kirchner French Memorial Library
"101 MAIN STREET, BOX 203"
Peterson, Iowa
(712) 295-6705

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