Profile for Winterset, Iowa, IA
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Winterset is a city in Madison County, in the Des Moines metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Winterset is 41.330N. The longitude is -94.013W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,738.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Winterset demographic reports
Winterset is between the Middle River and Cedar Creek.
A local farmer named Jesse Hiatt developed an apple that he proclaimed the best tasting in the world. He called it the "Hawkeye" after his native state. He later sold the rights to brothers in Louisiana, who renamed the apple, the "Delicious."
Site of the covered bridges of Madison County, made famous by Robert Waller's novel.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Wayne, actor
· Fred Clarke, baseball player
Local festivals include:
- Covered Bridge Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Winterset web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Pammel State Park
Historic sites and museums: Birthplace of John Wayne, Madison County Historical 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
27% of Winterset residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Winterset ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Winterset was $17,274, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Winterset residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Winterset festival dates:
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- Covered Bridge Festival - O
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Median rent in Winterset, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.
Libraries in Winterset include Winterset Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Winterset include Winterset Madisonian
Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Winterset political report.
The average commute time for Winterset workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Winterset include Super 8.
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