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Denison is a city in Crawford County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after J.W. Denison, a Baptist minister who settled here.

The latitude of Denison is 42.017N. The longitude is -95.355W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,283 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,420.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,187
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Denison demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Donna Reed, actress
· Clarence D. Chamberlain, early aviator
Local festivals include:
  • Crawford County Fair - July 18-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Denison web sites and events links in the sections below.
Denison attractions: Blank Park Zoo
Historic sites and museums: W.A. McHenry House
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.)
Quotes:
Uptown and its environs were an immediate draw when I first set foot in Denison, the Victorian mansions in states of decay, buildings made from brick fired from local clay.
-- Denison, Iowa
Dale Maharidge

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Denison residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Denison ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Denison was $15,391, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Denison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Denison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $755.


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Libraries in Denison include Norelius Community Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Denison workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Denison include Days Inn, Super 8 Denison.

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“ Uptown and its environs were an immediate draw when I first set foot in Denison, the Victorian mansions in states of decay, buildings made from brick fired from local clay. ”
~ Denison, Iowa
Dale Maharidge

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