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Welcome to Collins ...

The city of Collins is located in Story County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Collins has a population of 474 people<1> (see below for details).

Collins is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Collins is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Collins: 50055<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Collins had a population of 495 people. This makes Collins the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Collins represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 460th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 495 people, the population of Collins has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 499 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Collins had an population of 474 people. This is a decrease of 4.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.01% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Collins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Collins - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (4), Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming (3).

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

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 Collins. 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 Collins. 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 Collins. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Collins ...

Looking for more information about Collins? 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.

Looking for more information about Collins? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Collins, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Collins.

Communities near Collins ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Ames   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Collins

Ankeny   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Collins

Located in Polk County

Altoona   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Collins

Located in Polk County

Newton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Collins

Located in Jasper County

Nevada   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Collins

Bondurant   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Collins

Located in Polk County

Huxley   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Collins

Mitchellville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Collins

Located in Polk County

Colfax   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Collins

Located in Jasper County

Slater   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Collins

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Story County: www.storycounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Collins.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Collins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Collins). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Collins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>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- Collins) 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 Collins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Collins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9029, Longitude: -93.3057     [Map].

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