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The location of Montezuma

Welcome to Montezuma ...

The city of Montezuma is located in Poweshiek County and is the County Seat for Poweshiek County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Montezuma has a population of 1,412 people<2> (see below for details).

Montezuma is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Montezuma: (641)

The ZIP code for Montezuma: 50171<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montezuma had a population of 1,462 people (or 7.73% of the total population of Poweshiek County). This makes Montezuma the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Montezuma represents 0.05% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 208th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,462 people, the population of Montezuma increased 1.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,440 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Montezuma had an population of 1,412 people. This is a decrease of 3.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.94% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Montezuma ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Grinnell   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Montezuma

Brooklyn   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Montezuma

New Sharon   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Montezuma

Located in Mahaska County

Victor   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Montezuma

Located in Iowa County

Sully   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Montezuma

Located in Jasper County

What Cheer   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Montezuma

Located in Keokuk County

Lynnville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Montezuma

Located in Jasper County

Malcom   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Montezuma

Deep River   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Montezuma

Keswick   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Montezuma

Located in Keokuk County

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

Communities Also Named Montezuma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Montezuma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Nevada (2), New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

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 Montezuma. 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 Montezuma. 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 Montezuma. Our list includes 12 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montezuma ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Poweshiek County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montezuma. 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 Montezuma.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montezuma - 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 Montezuma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montezuma 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montezuma) 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 Montezuma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montezuma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montezuma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5834, Longitude: -92.5274     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montezuma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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