Decorah, Iowa

Decorah: Town in Iowa

About

Decorah is a town located in the county of Winneshiek in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,127 and a population density of 439 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 7,484 inhabitants.

The town was created 175 years ago in 1848.

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Location of Decorah on Iowa map.

Quick Facts about Decorah

Population : 7,484 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Winneshiek County
Postal code : 52101
Phone Area Codes : 563
Area : 18.49 km2
Altitude : 879 feet / 268 meters
Capital city : Decorah is capital of Winneshiek County
Establishment : January 01, 1849 (175 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 11:50:37 (22nd July 2024)
Density : 405 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.59% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Decorah is located at 43°18'12"N 91°47'9"W (43.3033100, -91.7857100).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Decorah decreased by 8.59% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,127 - census
2011 8,124 -0.04% estimation process
2012 8,105 -0.23% estimation process
2013 7,988 -1.46% estimation process
2014 7,906 -1.04% estimation process
2015 7,973 0.84% estimation process
2016 7,757 -2.78% estimation process
2017 7,627 -1.7% estimation process
2018 7,575 -0.69% estimation process
2019 7,576 0.01% estimation process
2020 7,484 -1.23% estimation process

Decorah zip code is 52101. County name: Winneshiek, County fips: 19191

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People born in Decorah (20)

People born in Decorah, including mathematician Oswald Veblen, politician Henry Thomas Helgesen, classical scholar Jakob Larsen, .

List

  • Joe Lutkenhaus (American microbiologist) he was born in 24/04/1947
  • Arne Fjellbu (Norwegian bishop) he was born in 19/12/1890
  • Mark Pinter (American actor) he was born in 07/03/1950
  • Chuck Gipp (American politician) he was born in 30/11/1947
  • Ephraim Douglass Adams (educator) he was born in 18/12/1865
  • Jerry Reichow (American football player) he was born in 19/05/1934
  • John W. Beard (Democratic politician) he was born in 04/11/1951
  • Philip E. Bernatz (American surgeon) he was born in 18/04/1921
  • William Foege (American epidemiologist) he was born in 12/03/1936
  • Georgann Johnson (American actress) she was born in 15/08/1926
  • Robert F. Carolan (American lawyer) he was born in 27/03/1945
  • Hanna Astrup Larsen (Norwegian-American author and biographer) she was born in 01/09/1873
  • Darrel Branhagen (American politician) he was born in 23/10/1949
  • April Ulring Larson (20th and 21st-century American Lutheran bishop) she was born in 22/04/1950
  • Melbourne Spurr (American photographer) he was born in 22/12/1888
  • Josey Jewell (American football player) he was born in 25/12/1994
  • Rob Sand (Iowa Politician) he was born in 01/01/1982

Schools in Decorah

College & universities near Decorah, IA

Code Name City ZIP
153834 Luther College Decorah (IA) 52101-1045
154110 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar (IA) 52132-0400
154493 Upper Iowa University Fayette (IA) 52142-1857

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Decorah, IA

Code Name Address Type
LSE La Crosse St. Andrew and Caledonia Streets RAIL
WIN Winona station 65 East Mark Street RAIL

Post offices near Decorah

Post Office Name City ZIP
Decorah Post Office Decorah (IA) 52101

Other cities in Winneshiek County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Winneshiek County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Calmar 934 Township in Winneshiek County, Iowa
Ossian 769 City in Iowa
Spillville 341 Human settlement in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States of America
Fort Atkinson 320 City in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States
Ridgeway 285 American city in Iowa
Castalia 156 City in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States
Jackson Junction 54 Human settlement in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Decorah distances to largest Iowa cities