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Anamosa, Iowa

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The location of Anamosa

Welcome to Anamosa ...

The city of Anamosa is located in Jones County and is the County Seat for Jones County.

The location of Anamosa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Anamosa has a population of 5,391 people<2> (see below for details).

Anamosa was established in 1838.

The community of Anamosa is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Anamosa lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Anamosa: 52205<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anamosa had a population of 5,533 people (which is 26.81% of the total population of Jones County). This makes Anamosa the county's most populous community.

The population of Anamosa represents 0.18% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 69th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,533 people, the population of Anamosa has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,494 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Anamosa had an population of 5,391 people. This is a decrease of 2.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.87% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Anamosa ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Alburnett   [Map]   699   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cascade   [Map]   2,285   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Central City   [Map]   1,280   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarence   [Map]   970   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lisbon   [Map]   2,239   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion   [Map]   39,400   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anamosa.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anamosa. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anamosa. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anamosa. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anamosa:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anamosa ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anamosa.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anamosa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Anamosa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anamosa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anamosa) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anamosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1094, Longitude: -91.2762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anamosa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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