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Welcome to Adel ...

The city of Adel is located in Dallas County<1> and is the County Seat for Dallas County.

The location of Adel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Adel has a population of 5,455 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Adel.

Adel is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Adel lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adel is located in the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Adel: 50003<5>

Websites for Adel ...

Official Website: www.adeliowa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Adel had an population of 5,455 people. This is an increase of 48.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 58.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Adel had a population of 3,682 people (which is 5.57% of the total population of Dallas County). This makes Adel the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Adel represents 0.12% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 105th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,682 people, the population of Adel increased 7.19% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,435 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Adel.

Adding Adel to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Adel in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Adel elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Adel on a Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Adel on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Adel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Adel - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Adel.

Communities near Adel ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Adel.

  • West Des Moines [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Des Moines
    • West Des Moines [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Adel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Des Moines<7>
  • Urbandale [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbandale
    • Urbandale [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Adel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbandale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbandale<7>
  • Waukee [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukee
    • Waukee [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Adel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,089 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukee<7>
  • Johnston [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
    • Johnston [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Adel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clive [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clive
      • Clive [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Adel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clive<7>
    • Grimes [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes
      • Grimes [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Adel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grimes<7>
    • Norwalk [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Warren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Adel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,938 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
    • Perry [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perry
      • Perry [Dallas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Adel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,676 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perry<7>
    • Winterset [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterset
      • Winterset [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Adel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,383 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterset<7>
    • Polk City [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk City
      • Polk City [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Adel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polk City<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Adel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Adel.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Adel. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Adel.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Adel. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Adel.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Adel ...

Looking for more information about Adel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Adel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Adel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Dallas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Adel: www.adeliowa.org/

The official website for Dallas County: www.co.dallas.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Dallas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Adel.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Adel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Adel). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Adel or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Adel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Adel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Adel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6115, Longitude: -94.0259       In this case, the coordinates for Adel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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