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Overview

Introduction to Iowa Park, Texas

Iowa Park, Texas, in Wichita county, is 10 miles W of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center) and 115 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is located inside the Wichita Falls metropolitan area.

Iowa Park History

Iowa Park was founded in 1888 by D.C. and A. J. Kolp, who named it Daggett Switch. It quickly developed into a center for agricultural marketing. A post office was built in 1888 and the town was incorporated in 1891. A drought in 1893 brought challenges to the area. The next period of growth was spurred by the discovery of oil just before the end of the First World War. The Sheppard Air Force Base, which was built nearby during the 1950s, contributed to the Iowa Park's growth.

Iowa Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center
  • Fort Belknap
  • Lake Arrowhead State Park
  • Lake Wichita

Things To Do In Iowa Park

Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center displays exhibits about art, history and science. Fort Belknap is another historically important destination which was built by Brig. Gen. William G. Belknap to protect the Texas frontier. Spread across 524 acres, the Lake Arrowhead State Park offers hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, golf, swimming, and camping areas for guests.

Iowa Park Transportation

Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal Airport is the nearest major airport.

Iowa Park Higher Education

Midwestern State University and Vernon College are near Iowa Park.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,390
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+2,926
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married60%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,395
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,082
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,520

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,614
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.2%
Median Gross Rent$828
Median House Value$82,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.6%
German11.8%
Irish10.5%
English9.3%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque2.1%
Italian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
Australian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
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Iowa Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wichita County
Standard Zip Codes76367
Phone Area Codes940
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.95
Approximate Longitude-98.68

Iowa Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWICHITA FALLS SHEPPRD AP
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 97 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip28.8 inches
StationHENRIETTA
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 51 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp50 to 77 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches
StationLAKE KEMP
Distance31 miles
Jan Temp28 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 98 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip24.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burkburnett11,046$65,348
Electra2,746$50,244
Holliday1,580$77,596
Scotland609$73,000

Iowa Park Public Libraries

Tom Burnett Memorial Library
400 W ALAMEDA ST
Iowa Park, Texas
(940) 592-4981

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Iowa Park Public Schools

Bradford El
800 S Texowa
ZIP: 76367
(940) 592-5841
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Iowa Park H S
1 Bob Dawson Dr
ZIP: 76367
(940) 592-2144
High
Total Enrollment 505
Kidwell El
1200 N Third St
ZIP: 76367
(940) 592-4322
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
W F George Middle
412 E Cash St
ZIP: 76367
(940) 592-2196
Middle
Total Enrollment 370
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