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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.
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.
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.
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.
Libraries in Creston include Matilda J. Gibson Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Creston include Creston News Advertiser
Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Creston political report.
The average commute time for Creston workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Creston include Super 8.
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