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Welcome to Le Mars ...

The city of Le Mars is located in Plymouth County and is the County Seat for Plymouth County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Le Mars has a population of 9,996 people<2> (see below for details).

Le Mars is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Le Mars and travel west, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The telephone area code for Le Mars: (712)

The ZIP code for Le Mars: 51031<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Le Mars had a population of 9,826 people (or 39.33% of the total population of Plymouth County). This makes Le Mars the county's most populous community.

The population of Le Mars represents 0.32% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,826 people, the population of Le Mars increased 6.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,237 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Le Mars had an population of 9,996 people. This is an increase of 1.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.22% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Le Mars.

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 Le Mars. 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 Le Mars. 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 Le Mars. Our list includes 25 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Le Mars ...

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

Communities near Le Mars ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Orange City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of Le Mars

Located in Sioux County

Remsen   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the East (E) of Le Mars

Akron   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the West (W) of Le Mars

Kingsley   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Le Mars

Alton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Le Mars

Located in Sioux County

Marcus   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the East (E) of Le Mars

Located in Cherokee County

Hinton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Le Mars

Ireton   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Le Mars

Located in Sioux County

Maurice   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the North (N) of Le Mars

Located in Sioux County

Oyens   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Le Mars

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

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.

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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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Le Mars.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Le Mars - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Le Mars). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Le Mars or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Le Mars) 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 Le Mars. 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 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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