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Panama is a city in Shelby County.

The community name derives from Indian term for "place where many fish are taken," or its converse, a place lacking in fish

The latitude of Panama is 41.726N. The longitude is -95.471W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,266 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 214.


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Median household income
Local
$37,917
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Panama demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Crandallville

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Ancestry & family history

65% of Panama residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Panama ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Panama was $20,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Panama residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Panama, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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

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The average commute time for Panama workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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