Profile for Onawa, Iowa, IA
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Onawa is a city in Monona County.
It is the county seat.
The community name was drawn from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Song of Hiawatha"
The latitude of Onawa is 42.026N. The longitude is -96.096W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,050 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,011.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Onawa demographic reports
The Eskimo Pie was invented here in 1920
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Lewis and Clark Festival - June 8-10, 2007
- Monona County Fair - July 11-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Onawa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Lewis and Clark State Park, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
Onawa attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Kiwanis Museum Complex
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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Ancestry & family history
24% of Onawa residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Onawa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Onawa was $17,928, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Onawa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Onawa festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Lewis and Clark Festival - J
- Monona County Fair - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Onawa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $672.
Libraries in Onawa include Onawa Public Library ... View libraries
Monona County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Onawa political report.
The average commute time for Onawa workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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