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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.

People

Total Population 6,386
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,762
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $33,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,129
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,767

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,905
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $846
Median House Value $82,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 12.9%

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

Iowa Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles NW of Fort Worth, Texas
County Wichita
Metro Area Wichita Falls
Standard Zip Codes 76367
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.951
Longitude -98.668

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)

Station WICHITA FALLS SHEPPRD AP
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station HENRIETTA
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station LAKE KEMP
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 52 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 98 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 24.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burkburnett 10,960 $63,580
Electra 2,737 $53,438
Holliday 1,614 $76,212

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

Iowa Park Public Libraries

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

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Iowa Park High Schools

IOWA PARK H S
1513 W HWY 287
940-592-2144
Serves 574 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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