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Gladbrook is a city in Tama County.

Tradition says the community was named by developers, who were glad to have a stream on the property

The latitude of Gladbrook is 42.187N. The longitude is -92.715W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,018.


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Median household income
Local
$38,167
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gladbrook demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Tama County Fair - July 18-22, 2007
  • Corn Carnival - July 5-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gladbrook web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Union Grove State Park
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 Gladbrook demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tama 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 50635 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

46% of Gladbrook residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gladbrook ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gladbrook was $18,484, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Gladbrook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gladbrook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $261.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $609.


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

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

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The average commute time for Gladbrook workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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