Oelwein at a Glance

2005 Census:   6,791 2010Population:  6,415
Land Area:   9.426 K
Latitude:   42.67 North
Longitude:   91.91 West

Climate Ranges
Avg. winter temp:  19.4
Avg. summer temp:  70.2
Rainfall avg./yr:  33"
Snowfall avg./yr:  35.5"

Health Care
Mercy Hospital
Medical/Surg.:   25 beds
Long-term care:   39 beds
Emergency Room
Radiology & Lab Services
Cardiac Rehab
Outpatient Clinic
10 physicians
3 chiropractors
6 dentists

Housing Costs
Avg. cost construction
for housing $80./sq. ft.

Outdoor Recreation
Sports Complex
2 Golf Courses
1 Swimming Pool
1 Waterslide
10 Public Parks
Lake with public access
Camping
Fishing
Tennis Courts
Skateboard Park

Amenities
2 Museums
10 Churches/Faiths
Over 100 Motel Rooms
350 Businesses
7 Company-owned national
chain retail stores
Cable TV
Daily Newspaper               Radio Station

 

  Oelwein Schools
1305 - Enrollment '09-'10
106 Professional Staff
78 Support Staff
6 Administrators
www.oelwein.k12.ia.us

Average Prices Mar. 2012      Gal. of skim milk - $3.00
Gal. of gas - $3.59

Utility Capacities
Water - City well - 12" main
Elevated Storage capacity
1,000,000 gal.
Water plant capacity
2,700,000 gal.
Average daily consumption
800,000 gpd
Peak consumption
1,250,000 gpd
Sewer - Municipal - 8" main
Alliant electrical service
- 69,000 volts
Alliant natural gas
- 10" main
Industrial waste
pickup/disposal
Machine Shops
1 Tool/die shop
1 Electric motor shop
Machine shops... 15 mi.

City Funding Assistance
Incentives to business
who qualify:
- Tax Increment Financing
(Taxes used to improve infrastructure)
- Urban renewal program,
new or remodel,
commercial or residential
- See Financial Incentives
on this web site.
  Transportation
95% streets paved
7 Common Carriers serving the area
1 with local terminal
State Hwy. #3 (east and west)
improved 2-lane
State Hwy. #150 (north and south)
improved 2-lane
US Hwy. 20 - 16 mi. on 150 S.
4-lane, limited access
US I-380 - 30 mi.

Waterloo Municipal Airport - 35 mi.
6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Runways:
5403, 8400, 6002
Oelwein Munpl. Airport
Runway: 4001

Nearest Port - 75 mi.
Pattison Bros.
in Clayton County

Type of Government
Mayor/Council/
City Administrator
6 council persons
City zoning
County zoning
Design standards
Fire insurance class - 6
10 fulltime policemen
2 fulltime fire personnel
Volunteer firemen
Community CEPP
Certified

Tax Structure:
Assessed Valuation
$40.65 per $1,000

Oelwein Chamber

Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there.

Deb Howard

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  319.283.1105
  319.283.2890
  25 West Charles St. Oelwein, Iowa 50662