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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Le Mars demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Plymouth 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 51031 ZIP code.
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.
21% of Le Mars residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Le Mars, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.
Libraries in Le Mars include Le Mars Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Le Mars include Le Mars Daily Sentinel
Plymouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Le Mars political report.
The average commute time for Le Mars workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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