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Welcome to Bonaparte ...

The city of Bonaparte is located in Van Buren County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bonaparte has a population of 403 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Bonaparte is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Bonaparte is located in the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Bonaparte: 52620<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bonaparte had an population of 403 people. This is a decrease of 6.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bonaparte had a population of 433 people (which is 5.72% of the total population of Van Buren County). This makes Bonaparte the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bonaparte represents 0.01% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 494th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 433 people, the population of Bonaparte decreased 5.46% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 458 people).

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

Adding Bonaparte to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bonaparte was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bonaparte on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Bonaparte ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Bonaparte - it's located in New York.

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

Communities near Bonaparte ...

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

  • Kahoka [Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahoka
    • Kahoka [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Bonaparte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,028 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kahoka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahoka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahoka<7>
  • West Point [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Bonaparte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 930 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<7>
  • Keosauqua [Van Buren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keosauqua
    • Keosauqua [Van Buren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Bonaparte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 908 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keosauqua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keosauqua<7>
  • Donnellson [Lee County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmington [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Van Buren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Bonaparte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 622 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<7>
    • Birmingham [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
      • Birmingham [Van Buren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Bonaparte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Milton [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Van Buren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Bonaparte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<7>
    • Salem [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Henry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Bonaparte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
    • Stockport [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockport
      • Stockport [Van Buren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Bonaparte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockport<7>
    • Cantril [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantril
      • Cantril [Van Buren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Bonaparte
      • Estimated population in 2019: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantril have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantril
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cantril<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 Bonaparte. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bonaparte.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bonaparte ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Van Buren, 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 Bonaparte.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bonaparte - 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 Bonaparte). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bonaparte 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bonaparte) 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 Bonaparte. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BonaparteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bonaparte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7012, Longitude: -91.8005       In this case, the coordinates for Bonaparte 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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