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"Ice Cream Capital of the World"

Le Mars is a city in Plymouth County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named during a railroad excursion to the site, for the first initials of several women aboard the train. The name "Selmar" was considered and discarded

The latitude of Le Mars is 42.794N. The longitude is -96.165W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,234 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,241.


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Median household income
Local
$38,892
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Le Mars demographic reports
Le Mars is on the Floyd River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Plymouth County Fair - July 25-29, 2007
  • Ice Cream Days - June 14-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Le Mars web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Plymouth County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

46% of Le Mars residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Le Mars ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Le Mars was $19,598, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Le Mars residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Le Mars, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.


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Libraries in Le Mars include Le Mars Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Le Mars include Le Mars Daily Sentinel

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Plymouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Le Mars political report.

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The average commute time for Le Mars workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Le Mars include Amerihost Inn & Suites Le Mars, Super 8.

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