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Anamosa is a city in Jones County, in the Cedar Rapids metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community is named for an Indian term meaning "little dog." Another says it is named for the daughter of a Winnebago chief

The latitude of Anamosa is 42.108N. The longitude is -91.285W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,570.


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Median household income
Local
$33,284
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Anamosa demographic reports
Anamosa is on the Wapsipinicon River
Former and merged names include:
· Dartmouth
· Lexington
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Grant Wood, artist
Local festivals include:
  • Grant Wood Art Festival - June 10, 2007
  • Pumpkinfest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Anamosa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wapsipinicon State Park
Historic sites and museums: Grant Wood Tourism Center
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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Ancestry & family history

36% of Anamosa residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Anamosa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Anamosa was $18,585, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Anamosa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Anamosa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $826.


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

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Jones County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Anamosa political report.

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The average commute time for Anamosa workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Anamosa include Super 8.

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