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The location of Le Mars









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Le Mars.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Le Mars ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Sioux City. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southwest of Le Mars. Sioux City has a population of 82,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is South Sioux City (NE). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southwest of Le Mars and has a population of 12,800 people.

For comparison, Le Mars has a population of 10,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Le Mars and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Cherokee   [Map]   4,900   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hawarden   [Map]   2,486   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hull   [Map]   2,307   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ida Grove   [Map]   2,049   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Orange City   [Map]   6,107   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rock Rapids   [Map]   2,549   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rock Valley   [Map]   3,775   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sergeant Bluff   [Map]   4,913   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sheldon   [Map]   5,110   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sibley   [Map]   2,602   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sioux Center   [Map]   7,614   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Storm Lake   [Map]   10,458   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Canton (SD)   [Map]   3,471   NW   41 miles [66 km]
North Sioux City (SD)   [Map]   2,885   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Vermillion (SD)   [Map]   10,801   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Adaville   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Alton   [Map]   1,264   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brunsville   [Map]   152   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Craig   [Map]   92   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Evergreen Village   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hinton   [Map]   941   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ireton   [Map]   604   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kingsley   [Map]   1,401   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marcus   [Map]   1,061   E   18 miles [29 km]
Maurice   [Map]   271   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
McNally   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Merrill   [Map]   736   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Oyens   [Map]   101   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Remsen   [Map]   1,621   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Struble   [Map]   78   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Le Mars, please visit our County-by-County Page for Le Mars.

Plymouth County ...

Le Mars is located in Plymouth County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Plymouth County: Cherokee, Sioux, Woodbury & Union (SD).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Le Mars ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Le Mars.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Le Mars ...

Looking for more information about Le Mars? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Le Mars, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Le Mars.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Le Mars. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Le Mars. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Iowa

    Iowa Tourism
    Parks for Iowa

    Fishing in Iowa
    Hunting in Iowa

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Iowa Statewide Tourism
    Le Mars Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Le Mars


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Iowa

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Iowa

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Iowa

Airports Near Le Mars ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Le Mars.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Le Mars Muni. (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
Orange City Muni. (ICAO: KORC)   [Map]   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Akron Muni.   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hawarden Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y2)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Sioux Center Muni. (FAA ID: SOY)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Paullina Muni. (FAA ID: 1Y9)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cherokee County Rgnl. (ICAO: KCKP)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Le Mars.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Le Mars. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   S   103 miles [165.8 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   154 miles [247.8 km]
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   ENE   200 miles [321.9 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   NE   206 miles [331.5 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   252 miles [405.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   NNW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]   E   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Le Mars Muni. (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
Orange City Muni. (ICAO: KORC)   [Map]   NNE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Akron Muni.   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hawarden Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y2)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Sioux Center Muni. (FAA ID: SOY)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Paullina Muni. (FAA ID: 1Y9)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cherokee County Rgnl. (ICAO: KCKP)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sheldon Muni. (ICAO: KSHL)   [Map]   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cherokee County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KCKP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sheldon Muni.   (ICAO: KSHL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harold Davidson Fld.   (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Storm Lake Muni.   (ICAO: KSLB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
  Website for Joe Foss Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Dodge Rgnl.   (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Le Mars Muni.   (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orange City Muni.   (ICAO: KORC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Plymouth County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Plymouth County: www.co.plymouth.ia.us/

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 Le Mars.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Le Mars) 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 Le Mars. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Le Mars

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Le Mars. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7810, Longitude: -96.1740     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Le Mars have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Le Mars), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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