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Adel is a city in Dallas County, in the Des Moines metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for an unidentified "pretty child with a prettier mother"

The latitude of Adel is 41.614N. The longitude is -94.017W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,615.


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Median household income
Local
$39,423
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Adel demographic reports
Adel is at the confluence of Butler Creek and the Raccoon River
Former and merged names include:
· Penoach
· Penouch
Once a stop on the Dubuque-Council Bluffs stagecoach route
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Nile Kinnick, Heisman Trophy winner
Local festivals include:
  • Dallas County Fair - July 12-15, 2007
  • Sweet Corn Festival - Aug. 11, 2007
  • Iowa Book Festival - April 28, 2007
  • Iowa Summer Sheep & Wool Festival - June 9-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Adel web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Adel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50003 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Adel residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Adel ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Adel was $19,743, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Adel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Adel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $886.


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Libraries in Adel include Adel Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Adel include Dallas County News

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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Adel political report.

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The average commute time for Adel workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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