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Welcome to Agency ...

The city of Agency is located in Wapello County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Agency, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Agency has a population of 644 people<3> (see below for details).

Agency is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Agency is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Agency: 52530<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Agency had an population of 644 people. This is an increase of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Agency had a population of 638 people. This makes Agency the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Agency represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 401st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 638 people, the population of Agency increased 2.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 622 people).

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

Communities Also Named Agency ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Agency - they are located in Missouri, Montana and Oregon.

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

Communities near Agency ...

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

  • Ottumwa
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Fairfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Bloomfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Maharishi Vedic City
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maharishi Vedic City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maharishi Vedic City
    • Maharishi Vedic City is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Maharishi Vedic City
  • Eldon
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldon
    • Eldon is located in Wapello County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Eldon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldon <6>
  • Hedrick
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedrick
    • Hedrick is located in Keokuk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hedrick
  • Fremont
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Batavia
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Libertyville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
    • Libertyville is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Libertyville
  • Blakesburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)

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 Agency. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Agency.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Agency. 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 Agency.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Agency. See our Newspapers Page for Agency.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Agency ...

Looking for more information about Agency? 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 Agency, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Agency.

Adding Agency to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Agency was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Agency post office opened in 1883.

We also found Agency in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Agency.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Agency. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Wapello, 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 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 Agency.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Agency - 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 Agency). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Agency or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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