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Creston is a city in Union County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location at a high point along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.

The latitude of Creston is 41.058N. The longitude is -94.361W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,312 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,359.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,831
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Creston demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Marcia Wallace, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Balloon Days - Sept. 14-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Creston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Green Valley State Park
Historic sites and museums: C. B. & Q. Restored Depot, Mount Pisgah/Mormon Trail, Union County Historical Village and Museum
Colleges and universities: Southwestern Community College
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 Creston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union 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 50801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Creston residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Creston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Creston was $16,411, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Creston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Creston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.


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Libraries in Creston include Matilda J. Gibson Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Creston include Creston News Advertiser

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

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The average commute time for Creston workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Creston include Super 8.

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