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Cresco is a city in Howard County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Latin for "I grow"

The latitude of Cresco is 43.381N. The longitude is -92.113W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,293 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,840.


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Median household income
Local
$32,236
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cresco demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Norman Borlaug, Nobel prize winner
Local festivals include:
  • Mighty Howard County Fair - June 20-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cresco web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Prairie Springs Recreational Trail
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cresco demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Howard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52136 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Cresco residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cresco ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cresco was $18,190, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Cresco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cresco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $724.


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

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Newspapers in Cresco include Northeast Iowa Focus

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Cresco workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Cresco include Super 8.

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